variable spacer

noun

Definition of variable spacer

: a control on the left-hand platen knob of a typewriter that disengages the line space lever to allow writing at positions other than those normally turned up by the ratchet

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“Variable spacer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variable%20spacer. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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