line printer

line printer

line printer Word Origin See more synonyms for line printer on noun Computers.

  1. a printer that produces an entire line of output at a time.

Origin of line printer First recorded in 1950–55 British Dictionary definitions for line printer line printer noun

  1. an electromechanical device that prints a line of characters at a time rather than a character at a time, at speeds from about 200 to 3000 lines per minute: used in printing and in computer systems

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