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typesetter

[tahyp-set-er]
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noun
  1. a person who sets or composes type; compositor.
  2. a typesetting machine.

Origin of typesetter

First recorded in 1825–35; type + setter
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Examples from the Web for typesetter

Historical Examples

  • The name of the typesetter who set up the first word of freedom was Potemkin.

    Eyes Like the Sea

    Mr Jkai

  • Is this the dwelling of Christian Lebrenn, a typesetter by trade?

  • This machine is a type-casting machine as well as a typesetter.

    Stories of Inventors

    Russell Doubleday

  • It looks like an exaggeration or as if the typesetter had slipped in several extra ciphers by mistake, does it not?

  • To his nephew, Sam Moffett, visiting him one day, he declared that it would take ten men to count the profits from the typesetter.


British Dictionary definitions for typesetter

typesetter

noun
  1. a person who sets type; compositor
  2. a typesetting machine
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