Linotype



[lahy-nuh-tahyp] /ˈlaɪ nəˌtaɪp/

verb, linotyped, linotyping. Printing.
1.
to typeset on a machine.
[lahy-nuh-tahyp] /ˈlaɪ nəˌtaɪp/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of typesetting machine that casts solid lines of type from brass dies, or matrices, selected automatically by actuating a keyboard.
/ˈlaɪnəʊˌtaɪp/
noun
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
n.

1886, American English, trademark name (Mergenthaler Linotype Co.), from line o’ type, for a composing machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-1899) in widespread use in newspaper production early 20c.

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