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[tahyp-hahy] /ˈtaɪpˈhaɪ/
adjective, Printing.
of a height equal to the distance from the foot to the face of a type: 0.918 inches (23.3 mm).
Origin of type-high
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • These are strips of metal lower than type-high and are furnished by dealers in labor-saving fonts and also in lengths of two feet.

    Typesetting A. A. Stewart
  • type-high—Of the standard height of type; said of an electrotype or engraving that is the right height to accompany type.

    Type A. A. Stewart
British Dictionary definitions for type-high


having the height of a piece of type, standardized as 0.918 inches
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