from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An assistant who reads manuscript aloud to a proofreader.
- n. A device that holds copy in place, especially for a typesetter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who rented land under the copyhold system.
- n. A device that holds copy in place for typesetting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One possessed of land in copyhold.
- n. A device for holding copy for a compositor.
- n. One who reads copy to a proof reader.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is possessed of land in copyhold.
- n. In printing, a proof-reader's assistant, who reads the copy aloud or follows it while the proof is read, for the detection of deviations from it in the proof.
- n. A device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer's frame or on a type-writer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mechanical device used in printing; holds the copy for the compositor
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