Typewriter meaning

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A writing machine with a keyboard, for reproducing letters or figures that resemble printed ones.
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The definition of a typewriter is a machine that prints letters one character at a time on paper that you insert on a roller.

A machine used before computers were invented that allowed you to type with your hands and print letters on a page was an example of a typewriter.

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A writing machine that produces characters similar to typeset print by means of a manually operated keyboard that actuates a set of raised types, which strike the paper through an inked ribbon.
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A mechanical or electromechanical device that is used to print text on a paper document. Although there were various typewriter-like devices created throughout the 1800s, the first typewriters with a carriage that moved the paper to the next character location began to emerge in the 1870s. The first commercially successful machine was the "Sholes & Glidden Type Writer" made by the Remington Arms company in Ilion, NY from 1874 to 1878. The QWERTY keyboard was created in that same time frame (see QWERTY keyboard).Electric and SelectricGreatly reducing the effort to produce a typewritten page, electric typewriters were introduced by Remington and IBM in the 1920s and 1930s. However, they still used the horizontal moving carriage. In 1961, IBM revolutionized the typewriter world with its golf ball-like type wheel (see Selectric typewriter). For an enchanting collection of old typewriters, visit www.typewritermuseum.org.
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A device, at least partially mechanical, used to print text by pressing keys that cause type to be impressed through an inked ribbon onto paper.
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(archaic) One who uses a typewriter; a typist.

The typewriter got up and disappeared out a back door, and soon she come back with a man, and he said, "Can I be of some help, Mr. Higgens?" -- The Southpaw, Mike Harris, 1953.

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A typestyle like that of typewritten copy.
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A style of printer's type that looks like a typewriter print.
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Origin of typewriter