linecasting

or line-cast·ing

[ lahyn-kas-ting, -kah-sting ]
/ ˈlaɪnˌkæs tɪŋ, -ˌkɑ stɪŋ /

noun Printing.

the casting of an entire line of type in a slug.

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Origin of linecasting

First recorded in 1910–15

OTHER WORDS FROM linecasting

linecaster, line caster, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for linecasting

  • The next morning I saw a new face at the keyboard of one of our linecasting machines.

    Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
  • Two still were at the linecasting machines, and a whole crew of others were running around the floor.

    Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis