side bearing

noun

Definition of side bearing

: the space provided at each side of a typeset letter to prevent its touching adjoining letters

First Known Use of side bearing

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of side bearing was circa 1894

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“Side bearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/side%20bearing. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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