- to typeset on a Linotype machine.
Origin of linotype
- a brand of typesetting machine that casts solid lines of type from brass dies, or matrices, selected automatically by actuating a keyboard.
Examples from the Web for linotype
The text of this book was set on the linotype in Baskerville.This Simian World
If the book is set in linotype, the make-up will have been unable to make these changes.The Building of a Book
This machine is called a linotype because it casts a whole line of type at a time.Makers of Many Things
Eva March Tappan
(d) The introduction of the Linotype machine, of which there are three in this establishment.
These machines are called respectively the Linotype and Monotype.The Romance of Modern Invention
- trademark a typesetting machine, operated by a keyboard, that casts an entire line on one solid slug of metal
- type produced by such a machine
Word Origin and History for linotype
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.