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 In the days of newspaper typesetters, the exclamation point was called the shriek. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "The punctuation styles are a-changin’," 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, "Mud Maker: The Man Behind MLB’s Essential Secret Sauce," 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, "The late La Wilson hailed as a maker of assemblage sculptures with psychological edge (photos)," 10 Apr. 2018 Betsy was a typesetter for many years and retired as an Executive Assistant from The Travelers. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Betsy Dinan Rice," 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, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015 He was hired by the Los Angeles Times to work … as a typesetter. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, "Rodney Alcala: The Killing Game," 17 Feb. 2018 Mark Twain and love at first sight Born in 1835 and raised on the Mississippi River in Hannibal, the young Samuel Clemens worked as a typesetter, a riverboat pilot, a miner and a writer. Richard Gunderman, Smithsonian, "For Mark Twain, It Was Love At First Sight," 13 Feb. 2018 Because Hinckle worked on paper proofs, every fresh round of his fixes and changes had to be reset by the book’s typesetter. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "A gonzo Christmas gift: Warren Hinckle book on Hunter S. Thompson," 10 Dec. 2017

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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 2 Jul. 2020.

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