typewriter

noun type·writ·er \ ˈtīp-ˌrī-tər \

Definition of typewriter

1 :a machine for writing in characters similar to those produced by printer's type by means of keyboard-operated types striking a ribbon to transfer ink or carbon impressions onto the paper
2 :typist

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First Known Use of typewriter

1868


TYPEWRITER Defined for English Language Learners

typewriter

noun

Definition of typewriter for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that prints letters or figures on a sheet of paper when a person pushes its keys


TYPEWRITER Defined for Kids

typewriter

noun type·writ·er \ ˈtīp-ˌrī-tər \

Definition of typewriter for Students

:a machine that prints letters or figures when a person pushes its keys down


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