(plural line feeds)
- On a typewriter, the action of the carriage roller to push the page up one, two or one and a half lines (as set elsewhere) when executing a carriage return.
- (computing) The character (0x0a in ASCII) which advances the paper by one line in a teletype or printer, or moves the cursor to the next line on a display.
(third-person singular simple present line feeds, present participle line feeding, simple past and past participle line fed)
- To advance the page one line at a time, particularly in rapid succession.
line feed - Computer Definition
(1) A character code that advances the screen cursor or printer to the next line. The line feed is used as an end-of-line code in Unix. In Windows, DOS and OS/2 text files, the return/line feed pair (ASCII 13 10) is the standard end of line code. See line break and CR/LF.
(2) A printer button that advances paper one line when depressed.