- One that makes copies by chemical or photographic means.
- A device, controlled by a computer, that prints that computer's output on paper.
A device made by Canon or HP that you hook up to your computer and that uses ink to put images from your computer onto paper is an example of a printer.
The company that takes the proof of a newspaper and produces hundreds of copies of the paper is an example of a printer.
Other Word Forms
Origin of printer
- print + -er.