from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for a machine that sets type on a metal slug, operated by a keyboard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of typesetting machine which produces castings, each of which corresponds to a line of separate types. By pressing the keys of a keyboard like one on a typewriter, the matrices for one line are properly arranged; the entire line, or stereotype, or slug, is then cast and planed, and the matrices are returned to their proper places, the whole process being automatic.
- n. The slug produced by the machine, or matter composed in such lines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine in which stereotyped lines (of words) are produced, for use in printing.
- n. A machine in which stereotyped lines (of words) are produced, for use in printing. See cut in next column.
- Composed with the linotype machine.
- To set with a linotype machine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal
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