copyholder

copyholder

[kop-ee-hohl-der]
noun
1.
a person or thing that holds copy.
2.
a device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer's frame or on a typewriter.
3.
a proofreader's assistant who reads copy aloud or follows it while proof is read for the detection of deviations from it in proof.
4.
a person who holds an estate in copyhold.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English. See copyhold, -er1

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copyholder (ˈkɒpɪˌhəʊldə)
 
n
1.  printing one who reads aloud from the copy as the proof corrector follows the reading in the proof
2.  printing a device that holds copy in place for the compositor
3.  law (formerly) a person who held land by copyhold tenure

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