transitive verb

Definition of back-feed

: to put (paper) into a typewriter by inserting it bottom-first behind the top of a paper already in the machine and rolling the platen backward

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First Known Use of back-feed

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Back-feed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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