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  1. a person who sets or composes type; compositor.
  2. a typesetting machine.
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Origin of typesetter

First recorded in 1825–35; type + setter
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Related Words for typesetter

composer, printer, pressroom, printery, typesetter

Examples from the Web for typesetter

Historical Examples of typesetter

  • The name of the typesetter who set up the first word of freedom was Potemkin.

    Eyes Like the Sea

    Mr Jkai

  • Is this the dwelling of Christian Lebrenn, a typesetter by trade?

  • This machine is a type-casting machine as well as a typesetter.

    Stories of Inventors

    Russell Doubleday

  • It looks like an exaggeration or as if the typesetter had slipped in several extra ciphers by mistake, does it not?

  • To his nephew, Sam Moffett, visiting him one day, he declared that it would take ten men to count the profits from the typesetter.

British Dictionary definitions for typesetter


  1. a person who sets type; compositor
  2. a typesetting machine
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