verb, lin·o·typed, lin·o·typ·ing. Printing.

to typeset on a Linotype machine.

Nearby words

  1. linoleic,
  2. linoleic acid,
  3. linolenic acid,
  4. linoleum,
  5. linoleum block,
  6. lins,
  7. linsang,
  8. linseed,
  9. linseed cake,
  10. linseed meal

Origin of linotype

see origin at Linotype

Related formslin·o·typ·er, lin·o·typ·ist, noun




a brand of typesetting machine that casts solid lines of type from brass dies, or matrices, selected automatically by actuating a keyboard. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for linotype



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
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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.

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