daisy wheel


: a disk with spokes bearing type that serves as the printing element of an electric typewriter or printer
also : a printer that uses such a disk

Examples of daisy wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the '60s and '70s, the Selectric was an office staple, but the growth of PCs and daisy wheels forced the machine into retirement by 1986. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History


from its resemblance to the flower

First Known Use

circa 1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of daisy wheel was circa 1977

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“Daisy wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daisy%20wheel. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

daisy wheel

: a disk having spokes with type on the end that is the printing part of a typewriter or printer
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