from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small shallow tray, usually metal and with an adjustable end, in which type is set by hand. Also called job stick.
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- n. A device used in printing with movable type to hold the type as it is being selected.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an instrument usually of metal, which the compositor holds in his left hand, and in which he arranges the type in words and lines. It has one open side, and one adjustable end by means of which the length of the lines, and consequently the width of the page or column, may be determined.
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