Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A leader.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete One who leads.
  • noun (Mach.) A contrivance for removing superfluous ink or coloring matter from a roller. See Doctor, 4.
  • noun (Printing) the roller which conveys or supplies ink to another roller.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete One who leads.
  • noun engineering, dated A device for removing superfluous ink or colouring matter from a roller. See doctor.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin, from ducere to lead.

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