line printer


noun Computers.

a printer that produces an entire line of output at a time.

Nearby words

  1. line of sight,
  2. line of site,
  3. line of vision,
  4. line officer,
  5. line one's pockets,
  6. line segment,
  7. line space,
  8. line spectrum,
  9. line squall,
  10. line storm

Origin of line printer

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for line printer

line printer

noun

an electromechanical device that prints a line of characters at a time rather than a character at a time, at speeds from about 200 to 3000 lines per minute: used in printing and in computer systems
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