hectograph

noun

hec·​to·​graph ˈhek-tə-ˌgraf How to pronounce hectograph (audio)
: a machine for making copies of a writing or drawing produced on a gelatin surface
hectograph transitive verb

Word History

Etymology

German Hektograph, from hekto- hect- + -graph -graph

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hectograph was in 1880

Dictionary Entries Near hectograph

Cite this Entry

“Hectograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hectograph. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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