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line printer

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noun Computers.
  1. a printer that produces an entire line of output at a time.

Origin of line printer

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for line printer

line printer

noun
  1. an electromechanical device that prints a line of characters at a time rather than a character at a time, at speeds from about 200 to 3000 lines per minute: used in printing and in computer systems
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