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daisy wheel

  1. 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).
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Origin of daisy wheel

First recorded in 1975–80
Also called printwheel.
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British Dictionary definitions for daisywheel


  1. computing a component of a computer printer in the shape of a wheel with many spokes that prints characters using a disk with characters around the circumference as the print elementAlso called: printwheel
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