[ kop-ee-hohl-der ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌhoʊl dər /
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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.



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Origin of copyholder

1425–75; late Middle English. See copyhold, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for copyholder

/ (ˈkɒpɪˌhəʊldə) /


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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