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Caxton

[ kak-stuhn ]
/ ˈkæk stən /
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noun
William, 1422?–91, English printer, translator, and author: established first printing press in England 1476.
Bibliography. any one of the books printed by Caxton, all of which are in black letter.
Printing. a kind of type imitating Caxton's black letter.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Caxton

Cax·to·ni·an [kak-stoh-nee-uhn], /kækˈstoʊ ni ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Caxton (1 of 2)

Caxton1
/ (ˈkækstən) /

noun
a book printed by William Caxton
a style of type, imitating the Gothic, that Caxton used in his books

British Dictionary definitions for Caxton (2 of 2)

Caxton2
/ (ˈkækstən) /

noun
William. ?1422–91, English printer and translator: published, in Bruges, the first book printed in English (1475) and established the first printing press in England (1477)
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