- a person who sets the type or text for printing.
Origin of compositor
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for compositor
I'm thinkin' your compositor hasn't had overmuch experience.The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men
Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
The compositor is pronounced "a little person of great consequence."The Booklover and His Books
Harry Lyman Koopman
Meredith was no compositor, a poor pressman, and seldom sober.Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
If the copy is hard to read, the compositor will set but few pages.
In such cases the compositor should punctuate as he goes along.
- printing a person who sets and corrects type and generally assembles text and illustrations for printingSometimes shortened to: comp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012