line printer


: a high-speed printing device (as for a computer) that prints each line as a unit rather than character by character

Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of line printer was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Line printer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

line printer

: a very fast printing device for a computer that prints whole lines at once instead of one letter at a time
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