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type-high

[ tahyp-hahy ]

adjective

, Printing.
  1. of a height equal to the distance from the foot to the face of a type: 0.918 inch (23.3 millimeters).


type-high

adjective

  1. having the height of a piece of type, standardized as 0.918 inches


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Word History and Origins

Origin of type-high1

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Example Sentences

These are strips of metal lower than type-high and are furnished by dealers in labor-saving fonts and also in lengths of two feet.

Type-high—Of the standard height of type; said of an electrotype or engraving that is the right height to accompany type.

The separate plates are then ready to be proved and mounted on blocks of wood which make them type high, ready for printing.

So a basis of metal is affixed to the copper film, and this again is backed up with wood thick enough to make the whole type-high.

This is a cabinet of shallow drawers, just deep enough to hold type-high cuts.

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