thermal printer


Definition of 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 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, "Jerry Merryman Helped Design First Hand-held Calculator in Mid-1960s," 7 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of thermal printer

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermal printer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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