Try Our Apps


What is the origin of "December"?


[shohlz] /ʃoʊlz/
Christopher Latham
[ley-thuh m,, -th uh m] /ˈleɪ θəm,, -ðəm/ (Show IPA),
1819–90, U.S. inventor of the typewriter. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Sholes
Historical Examples
  • The river obliges the men to undergo great fatigue and labour in hauling the Canoes over the Sholes in the Cold water naked.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  • Sholes died in 1890, having also helped by many minor devices the increase in the use of writing-machines.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert
  • Remington produced the beautiful Sholes and Glidden typewriter in the 1870's.

  • In 1868 Sholes invented what is usually considered the first practical typewriting machine.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
British Dictionary definitions for Sholes


Christopher Latham. 1819–90, US inventor, who invented (1868) the typewriter and sold the patent to the Remington company (1873)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for Sholes

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sholes