copyholder

[kop-ee-hohl-der]

noun

a person or thing that holds copy.
a device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer's frame or on a typewriter.
a proofreader's assistant who reads copy aloud or follows it while proof is read for the detection of deviations from it in proof.
a person who holds an estate in copyhold.

Nearby words

  1. copyfight,
  2. copyfitting,
  3. copygirl,
  4. copygraph,
  5. copyhold,
  6. copying machine,
  7. copyist,
  8. copyleft,
  9. copyread,
  10. copyreader

Origin of copyholder

1425–75; late Middle English. See copyhold, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for copyholder

copyholder

noun

printing one who reads aloud from the copy as the proof corrector follows the reading in the proof
printing a device that holds copy in place for the compositor
law (formerly) a person who held land by copyhold tenure
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