typewriter

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type +‎ writer

An electric typewriter from the 1960s

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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.
    • 1953, Mike Harris, The Southpaw:
      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?"

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  • (one who uses a typewriter): typist

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