verb, lin·o·typed, lin·o·typ·ing. Printing.
- linoleic acid,
- linolenic acid,
- linoleum block,
- linseed cake,
- linseed meal
Origin of linotype
Examples from the Web for linotype
One of these which is much used in newspaper work, and to some extent upon books and magazines, is called the linotype.American Inventions and Inventors|William A. Mowry
Alex is wild to learn to run a linotype machine, and there are no schools in Plainfield.Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds
Sam Pickering's linotype had first revealed his gift for machinery.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
In one place a Chinese linotype operator could not speak a word of English, yet he could read English copy and set a clean proof.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
It hung like a pall on the wall of the washroom,And gathered the grime of the linotype crew.A line-o'-verse or two|Bert Leston Taylor
1886, American English, trademark name (Mergenthaler Linotype Co.), from line o' type, for a composing machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-1899) in widespread use in newspaper production early 20c.