Printer-buffer meaning

A memory device that accepts printer output from one or more computers and transmits it to the printer. It lets the computer dispose of its printer output at full speed without waiting for each page to print. Printer buffers with automatic switching are connected to two or more computers and accept their output on a first-come, first-served basis.
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(computing) A hardware or software device that stores a print stream until a printer is ready to process it.
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