backspacer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

backspace +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

backspacer (plural backspacers)

  1. A mechanism in a typewriter that controls backspacing.
    • 1968, Herbert Webster Johnson, ‎William G. Savage, Administrative office management (page 121)
      All have automatic backspacers and shift keys, and some have special devices for controlling touch pressure, and special mechanisms for expansion of space between the cylinder roller and the platen when doing multiple copy work.