What does the word repeater mean?

Usage examples for repeater

  1. I hope it isn't a repeater. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  2. " Gentlemen," said Mr. Jaggers, deliberately putting down the glass, and hauling out his gold repeater by its massive chain, " I am exceedingly sorry to announce that it's half past nine." – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. What makes it a repeater? – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat