print·​er | \ ˈprin-tər How to pronounce printer (audio) \

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 printouts

Examples of printer in a Sentence

I need a new printer for my office. Benjamin Franklin was originally a printer. The manuscript was sent to the printer yesterday.
Recent Examples on the Web Nearly half of global office workers bought a PC, laptop or printer to enable remote work during lockdowns. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Power Art Studios is being launched by Lugo and his daughter, Tatiana, a painter, screen printer and dance instructor. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Apr. 2022 Legendary Wall Street investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a new $4.2 billion stake in PC and printer maker HP on Thursday. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, 9 Apr. 2022 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has bought an 11 percent stake in PC and printer maker HP. Harold Maass, The Week, 7 Apr. 2022 Thaxton then showed Mrvan around the business, including the company’s 3D printer and laser engraver. Alexandra Kukulka,, 27 Jan. 2022 Meanwhile, Nigeria is the only country in West Africa with a banknote printer and mint. Kingsley Kobo, Quartz, 30 Dec. 2021 This time, Artiles’ lawyers are asking for a protective order that would cover evidence turned over to the defense last month, which was extracted by investigators from an iPhone, iPad, two laptops, a printer and an external hard drive. Annie Martin,, 21 Dec. 2021 Jerome Anton Komin, son of Jerome Komin, a printer and fisherman, and his wife, Anna Komin, a baker and homemaker, was born in East Baltimore and raised there. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of printer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Printer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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print·​er | \ ˈprin-tər How to pronounce printer (audio) \

Kids Definition of printer

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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