nut dash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nut +‎ dash to avoid ambiguity when speaking between en dash and em dash.[1]

Noun[edit]

nut dash

  1. (typography slang) Alternative form of en dash

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart, A. A. (1919) Typesetting: A Primer of Information About Working at the Case, Justifying, Spacing, Correcting, Making-up, and Other Operations Employed in Setting Type by Hand (Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices; Part II, No. 16), Chicago: Committee on Education, United Typothetae of America, page 91