spellchecker

noun
spell·check·er | \ˈspel-ˌche-kər \
variants: or spell-checker
plural spellcheckers or spell-checkers

Definition of spellchecker 

: a computer program or function (as in a word processor) that identifies possible misspellings in a block of text by comparing the text with a database of accepted spellings

called also spell-check, spelling checker

Other Words from spellchecker

spell-check \ˈspel-ˌchek \ verb

First Known Use of spellchecker

1981, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2018

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spell-checker

noun
spell-check·er | \ˈspel-ˌche-kər\

Kids Definition of spell-checker

: a computer program that shows the user any words that might be incorrectly spelled

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