any printing device in which the printing surface strikes the paper, such as a traditional typewriter or a line printer See also non-impact printer
The earlier, noisier kind of printer where part of the mechanism comes into contact with the paper. The term would only be only used in contrast to “non-impact printer”. Examples include line printer, daisy wheel printer, golf ball printer, dot matrix printer, Braille printer.
noun 1. a large geologic formation, as a crater, created by a comet’s or meteor’s collision with a planet.
noun 1. an electric or pneumatic power wrench with interchangeable toolhead attachments, used for installing and removing nuts, bolts, and screws.
noun 1. (in surfing) the dangerous position on a wave that is just about to separate and collapse; the falling lip of a wave.
[im-pair] /ɪmˈpɛər/ verb (used with object) 1. to make or cause to become worse; diminish in ability, value, excellence, etc.; weaken or damage: to impair one’s health; to impair negotiations. verb (used without object) 2. to grow or become worse; lessen. noun 3. Archaic. impairment. /ɪmˈpɛə/ verb 1. (transitive) to reduce or weaken in strength, […]