Linotype

Definition of Linotype

Lin´o`type
n.1.(Print.) A kind of typesetting machine which produces castings, each of which corresponds to a line of separate types. By pressing the keys of a keyboard like one on a typewriter, the matrices for one line are properly arranged; the entire line, or stereotype, or slug, is then cast and planed, and the matrices are returned to their proper places, the whole process being automatic.

Related Words

Intertype, Monotype, cold-type typesetting, composing, composing stick, composition, computerized typesetting, dummy, furniture, galley chase, hot-metal typesetting, imposition, justification, layout, line of type, photocomposition, photosetting, phototypesetter, phototypesetting machine, quoin, setting, slug, typesetting, typesetting machine
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