Definitions

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  • n. One who leads.
  • n. A device for removing superfluous ink or colouring matter from a roller. See doctor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who leads.
  • n. A contrivance for removing superfluous ink or coloring matter from a roller. See Doctor, 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A leader.
  • n. An inking-roller on a printing-press which takes printing-ink from the ink-fountain and conducts it (whence the name) to the distributing-table and -rollers. Improperly called doctor by many pressmen.

Etymologies

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Latin, from ducere to lead.

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