Full record for telescreen n.

Definition a television screen
OED requirements antedating 1938
Earliest cite A. J. Burks 'The Challenge of Atlantis'
Comment Mike Christie submitted a 1938 cite from Arthur J. Burks' "The Challenge of Atlantis". Fred Galvin submitted a cite for "tele-screen" from a 1946 reprint of Francis Flagg's "After Armageddon": we would like to verify this in the story's first publication in Wonder Stories, September, 1932 Earliest cite in the OED: 1942.
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for telescreen n.

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1938 A. J. Burks Challenge of Atlantis in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 52/1 Floods, fires, hold-ups, sports events—nothing escaped the all-seeing powers of the telescreens.
1941 Cosmic Stories July There was even a telescreen whose eyes opened on the forward viewplate, so that the engineer could follow the maneuvering.
1946 F. Flagg After Armageddon in Startling Stories Fall 76/2 It was on the tele-screen that I viewed the mobs coursing through the streets; via the news-dispenser I listened to the latest tidings from all over the country.
1984 R. Silverberg Gianni in R. Silverberg Conglomeroid Cocktail Party (1984) 154 The room was an electronic jungle, festooned with gadgetry: a synthesizer, a telescreen, a megabuck audio library, five sorts of data terminals and all manner of other things perfectly suited to you basic eighteenth-century Italian drawing room.
1987 J.B. Stine Spaceballs vi. 29 Lone Starr looked up at the telescreen.
2008 A. C. Clarke & F. Pohl Last Theorem xxxii. 209 Like everybody else in the world who owned a telescreen—which, to a close approximation, was pretty much everybody in the world—they had seen the rapturous news stories that had accompanied the Skyhook's evolution to passenger-carrying.