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 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 Betsy was a typesetter for many years and retired as an Executive Assistant from The Travelers. Hartford Courant, courant.com, 4 Apr. 2018 But Brown remained a member of the typesetter's union, and when anti-union Right to Work legislation was proposed, the Statesman opposed it. idahostatesman, 1 Aug. 2015 He was hired by the Los Angeles Times to work … as a typesetter. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, 17 Feb. 2018

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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 21 Jun. 2021.

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