thermal printer


: a dot matrix printer (as for a computer) in which heat is applied to the pins of the matrix to form dots on usually heat-sensitive paper

Examples of thermal printer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The terminal printer works with standard thermal printer paper so replacing a roll isn’t a big deal. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2023 Their assignment: create an electronic calculator, with a built-in thermal printer and rechargeable battery, that would fit in the palm of a hand. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermal printer was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Thermal printer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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