from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A writing machine that produces characters similar to typeset print by means of a manually operated keyboard that actuates a set of raised types, which strike the paper through an inked ribbon.
- n. Printing A typestyle like that of typewritten copy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device, at least partially mechanical, used to print text by pressing keys that cause type to be impressed through an inked ribbon onto paper.
- n. One who uses a typewriter; a typist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for writing by means of type, a typewheel, or the like, in which the operator makes use of a sort of keyboard, in order to obtain printed impressions of the characters upon paper.
- n. One who uses such an instrument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for mechanical writing, operated by hand, and printing one letter, or combination of letters, at a time, by the impress of type adapted to the purpose. There are now several distinct types of these machines.
- n. An operator on a typewriting machine; one who prints characters on paper by means of a type-writer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time
to typewrite + -er (Wiktionary)