A printing device used in some electric typewriters and printers, consisting of raised characters fixed at the ends of spokes on a wheel.
A flat, circular printing element of a word-processing printer or of an electric typewriter.
An earlier printer that used a plastic or metal hub with spokes. At the end of each spoke was the carved image of a letter, digit or symbol. In the early 1980s, daisy wheel printers cost as much as USD $3,000 and more. They clicked and clacked to produce near typewriter-quality output.For a brief time, the technology was popular because the fonts could be changed by simply changing the print wheel. Daisy wheel printers produced typewriter-like quality from 10 to 75 cps but were superseded by dot matrix and laser printers. See dot matrix and laser printer.