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Definition of "hectograph" [hec•to•graph]

  • A machine employing a glycerin-coated layer of gelatin in order to make copies of typed or written material. (noun)
  • To copy by means of a hectograph. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hectograph" in a sentence
  • "My brother quickly decided the hectograph was a pain in the butt."
  • "The hectograph is a device for making copies of written work."
  • "During the Rag’s first year, the print was purple—those issues were produced on a flat plate of jelly called a hectograph."