Teletypesetter

noun

Tele·​typesetter
¦telə+
plural Teletypesetters
: an apparatus for the automatic operation of a keyboard slugcasting machine consisting essentially of a separate keyboard that perforates a tape which is fed either into an attachment to the slugcasting machine or into a sender that transmits electrical impulses telegraphically to any number of reperforators with the perforated tape causing the slugcasting machine to set type by automatic operation of the keyboard
formerly a U.S. registered trademark

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“Teletypesetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Teletypesetter. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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