a person or thing that imprints.
a machine or device that imprints something onto another surface: an imprinter for writing the amounts on payroll checks.

1540–50; imprint + -er1 Unabridged
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1.  a mark or impression produced by pressure, printing, or stamping
2.  a characteristic mark or indication; stamp: the imprint of great sadness on his face
3.  the publisher's name and address, usually with the date of publication, in a book, pamphlet, etc
4.  the printer's name and address on any printed matter
5.  to produce (a mark, impression, etc) on (a surface) by pressure, printing, or stamping: to imprint a seal on wax; to imprint wax with a seal
6.  to establish firmly; impress; stamp: to imprint the details on one's mind
7.  (of young animals) to undergo the process of imprinting

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Example sentences
The imprinter is used in areas with saline soils or sharp greasewood stems that would damage the rubber tires of a farm tractor.
The indentations created by the imprinter catch seed and water, aiding in the natural revegetation of the site.
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