type·​set·​ter ˈtīp-ˌse-tər How to pronounce typesetter (audio)
: one that sets type or composes graphic matter for printing

Examples of typesetter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Isadore’s brother David Bloom, meanwhile, worked for a while as a typesetter and proofreader for the Globe. Bob Hohler, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023 Since the Gutenberg Bible popularized movable type nearly 600 years ago, typesetters and designers have been trying to pick the best fonts. Leslie Shapiro, Washington Post, 26 June 2023 Isadore, a skilled compositor and typesetter, opened a printing shop downtown, while Gertrude worked nearby in the corsetry section of Jordan Marsh’s bargain basement. Bob Hohler, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023 Now, that history is being recognized at Travel Town with a plaque telling the stories of the prisoners, including Rafu Shimpo newspaper typesetter Katsuo Nagai and Italian fisherman Ralph Averga. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2023 Their vision: Any computer could connect with printers and typesetters via a common language to print words and images at the highest fidelity. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Dec. 2022 His father, Cameron Beckwith, was a typesetter. Ed Shanahan, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2022 While studying chemistry at the University of Deseret (now the University of Utah), Cannon saved money for medical school by working as a typesetter for the Deseret News and Woman’s Exponent, a Salt Lake City newspaper that was one of the earliest periodicals for women in the U.S. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Oct. 2020 The typesetter quickly creates an e-book file, as well as versions for Amazon and Ingram, which can print books on demand. Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of typesetter was in 1833

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“Typesetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typesetter. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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