daisy wheel

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of daisy wheel

circa 1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daisy wheel

from its resemblance to the flower

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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 7 Mar. 2021.

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