typewriter

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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    A manual typewriter from the early twentieth century

Etymology[edit]

typewrite + -er

An electric typewriter from the 1960s

Noun[edit]

typewriter (plural typewriters)

  1. A device, at least partially mechanical, used to print text by pressing keys that cause type to be impressed through an inked ribbon onto paper.
  2. (archaic) One who uses a typewriter; a typist.
    The typewriter got up and disappeared out a back door, and soon she come back with a man, and he said, "Can I be of some help, Mr. Higgens?" -- The Southpaw, Mike Harris, 1953.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (one who uses a typewriter): typist

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