Moontype

noun

Definition of Moontype

  1. :  a system of large embossed letters used in printing for the blind and especially for those blinded late in life that requires less finger sensitivity than braille, consists of nine characters derived from Roman capital letters and used in varying position to denote the whole alphabet, and is used with full orthography, the lines being printed alternately from left to right and right to left

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of moontype

after William Moon †1894 English inventor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Moontype? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!