linotype

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Linotype

[lahy-nuh-tahyp]
Trademark. a brand of typesetting machine that casts solid lines of type from brass dies, or matrices, selected automatically by actuating a keyboard.
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Linotype (ˈlaɪnəʊˌtaɪp)
 
n
1.  trademark a typesetting machine, operated by a keyboard, that casts an entire line on one solid slug of metal
2.  type produced by such a machine

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Linotype
1888, Amer.Eng., trademark name, from line o' type, for a composing machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-99), popular in newspaper publication early 20c.
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