printer

noun print·er \ ˈprin-tər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of printer

: one that prints: such as
a : a person engaged in printing
b : a device used for printing; especially : a machine for printing from photographic negatives
c : a device (such as an inkjet printer) that produces printout

Examples of printer in a Sentence

  1. I need a new printer for my office.

  2. Benjamin Franklin was originally a printer.

  3. The manuscript was sent to the printer yesterday.

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First Known Use of printer

15th century

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PRINTER Defined for English Language Learners

printer

Definition of printer for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that is used for printing documents, photographs, etc.

  • : a person or company whose business is printing books, magazines, etc.


PRINTER Defined for Kids

printer

noun print·er \ ˈprin-tər \

Definition of printer for Students

1 : a person or company whose business is making copies of text and images
2 : a machine that produces text and images on paper


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