[ tahyp-hahy ]
/ ˈtaɪpˈhaɪ /

adjective Printing.

of a height equal to the distance from the foot to the face of a type: 0.918 inches (23.3 mm).

Origin of type-high

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for type-high

  • 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.

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

    Type|A. A. Stewart

British Dictionary definitions for type-high



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