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typewriter

[tahyp-rahy-ter] /ˈtaɪpˌraɪ tər/
noun
1.
a machine for writing mechanically in letters and characters like those produced by printers' types.
2.
Printing. a type style that gives the appearance of typewritten copy.
3.
Older Use. a typist.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; type + writer
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  • On foot, with a tent and a typewriter in their knapsacks, they toured the whole country.
  • That's because each key had a bar, parallel to bars from other keys, going into the innards of the typewriter.
  • He replied on a manual typewriter, he hand corrected his many errors but he went to some trouble to answer, that was obvious.
  • If a monkey began typing on a typewriter the result would be simple unspecified letters that would convey no information.
  • High-tech in the world at large was not much more than the electric typewriter.
  • Crashing his palms on the typewriter keys when he couldn't change the ribbon.
  • Finally, technology since the typewriter plays an important role in the choice of and maintenance of a system.
  • When the typewriter was invented, doctors found someone else to type their observations.
  • Witness the humble typewriter, or the movie camera, or the automobile.
  • She put in two hours a day at the typewriter, even after receiving the sacrament of the dying.
British Dictionary definitions for typewriter

typewriter

/ˈtaɪpˌraɪtə/
noun
1.
a keyboard machine for writing mechanically in characters resembling print. It may be operated entirely by hand (manual typewriter) or be powered by electricity (electric typewriter)
2.
(printing) a style of type resembling typescript
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Word Origin and History for typewriter
n.

in the mechanical sense, 1868, from type (n.) + writer.

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Slang definitions & phrases for typewriter

typewriter

noun

A machine gun, esp a submachine gun; tommy gun (1915+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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