back-feed

transitive verb

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of back-feed was in 1952

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“Back-feed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-feed. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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