composing stick

noun

Definition of composing stick

: a tray with an adjustable slide that a compositor holds in one hand and sets type into with the other

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First Known Use of composing stick

1659, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of composing stick was in 1659

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“Composing stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/composing%20stick. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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