printhead

noun
print·​head | \ ˈprint-ˌhed How to pronounce printhead (audio) \

Definition of printhead

: a usually movable part of a computer printer that contains the printing elements

Examples of printhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inkjet printers use ink for maintenance, such as to moisten the printhead. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2021 After the printhead passes, a roller bar drags a thin layer of powder across the surface and the process repeats a couple hundred, or thousand, times. Joseph Flaherty, WIRED, 25 Jan. 2013

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First Known Use of printhead

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Printhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/printhead. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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