carriage return

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  1. (on a typewriter) the key or mechanism that causes the next character typed to appear at the left margin and on a new line.

  2. Computers. the symbol, command, or key (return ) that causes the printer to be positioned or the cursor to be displayed at the left margin.

Words Nearby carriage return Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use carriage return in a sentence

  • Then send them and their mammies home, and let the carriage return for you and the ladies; unless they wish to go now.

    Elsie's Womanhood | Martha Finley
  • She frequently looked out, hoping to see the carriage return, 83 but was disappointed.

    Alonzo and Melissa | Daniel Jackson, Jr.