[ shohlz ]

  1. Christopher La·tham [ley-thuhm, -thuhm], /ˈleɪ θəm, -ðəm/, 1819–90, U.S. inventor of the typewriter.

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How to use Sholes in a sentence

  • In 1868 Sholes invented what is usually considered the first practical typewriting machine.

    Invention | Bradley A. Fiske
  • The river obliges the men to undergo great fatigue and labour in hauling the Canoes over the Sholes in the Cold water naked.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark | Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  • Sholes died in 1890, having also helped by many minor devices the increase in the use of writing-machines.

    Inventors | Philip Gengembre Hubert
  • Remington produced the beautiful Sholes and Glidden typewriter in the 1870's.

British Dictionary definitions for Sholes


/ (ʃəʊlz) /

  1. Christopher Latham. 1819–90, US inventor, who invented (1868) the typewriter and sold the patent to the Remington company (1873)

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