movable type

noun Printing.

type from which text is printed directly in which each character is on a separate piece of metal.

Nearby words

  1. moutonnée,
  2. movable,
  3. movable feast,
  4. movable joint,
  5. movable testis,
  6. movable-do system,
  7. move,
  8. move a muscle,
  9. move heaven and earth,
  10. move in

Origin of movable type

First recorded in 1760–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019