daisy wheel


a small metal or plastic wheel with raised, fully formed letter, numbers, and symbols on the tips of petallike spokes: used as the printing element in a type of electronic typewriter or computer printer (daisy wheel printer).

Nearby words

  1. daisy bush,
  2. daisy chain,
  3. daisy cutter,
  4. daisy fleabane,
  5. daisy ham,
  6. daisy-cutter,
  7. daisywheel,
  8. dak,
  9. dak bungalow,
  10. dak.

Origin of daisy wheel

First recorded in 1975–80

Also called printwheel.

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