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someone who writes down stuff in court..... or looks at babies.
"whats your uncle do for a living?"
"he's a stenographer.....he looks at sonograms of babies"
by showersteve September 22, 2011
One who is trained and certified to write shorthand, either by machine or hand, and report any proceedings, whether it be depositions, court, or captioning for the deaf/hard of hearing. They are responsible for keeping an accurate and clear record of legal proceedings.
Who is that person in front of the courtroom typing on that funny-looking machine?

That's a stenographer.
by Miss D79 July 13, 2008