type·​set·​ter | \ ˈtīp-ˌse-tər How to pronounce typesetter (audio) \

Definition of typesetter

: one that sets type or composes graphic matter for printing

Examples of typesetter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father was a typesetter, and his mother did bookkeeping for an advertising agency. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, 2 July 2022 Where’s Dad? Vincent Palmieri, a 35-year-old union typesetter, disappeared in 1972, leaving his wife, Annette, and nine kids in a Staten Island housing project without a husband, a father, a breadwinner, or an explanation. Kevin Cullen, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Dec. 2021 The next day, the typesetter picked up every letter and sorted them back into the appropriate boxes, ready for the next edition. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 5 Sep. 2021 When her children were older, Dressen returned to work as a typesetter at Associated Lithographers in St. Louis Park. Star Tribune, 22 Dec. 2020 For a poor, mixed-race boy born in Brazil in 1839, their son had done well to become an apprentice typesetter in Rio de Janeiro. The Economist, 15 Aug. 2020 In the days of newspaper typesetters, the exclamation point was called the shriek. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, 10 Dec. 2019 For decades Bintliff worked the graveyard shift as a printing press operator and Joanne was a typesetter for the same company. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, 7 Aug. 2019 Wilson organized the objects within old bulk goods boxes, sample cases, typesetter's trays, sardine cans or other containers in compositions characterized by an eloquent visual logic and a mysterious sense of inner life. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, 10 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of typesetter

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Typesetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typesetter. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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