from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A printing device used in some electric typewriters and printers, consisting of raised characters fixed at the ends of spokes on a wheel.

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  • noun a wheel around which is a set of print characters that make a typing impression on paper


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    March 16, 2011

  • A delightful term, this.

    March 16, 2011

  • Hmmmm. The screeching those printers tended to make put me on edge.

    March 16, 2011