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Definition of "typewriter" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Printing A typestyle like that of typewritten copy. (noun)

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 "typewriter" in a sentence
  • "If the symbols are letters and the typewriter is a key prop to communicate between dimensions then …"
  • "The simplicity of the typewriter is alluring to writers who may be overwhelmed (or underwhelmed) by increasingly elaborate technology."
  • "For those unaware of these strange antiquated devices, a typewriter is a portable input-output device (sort of a combined keyboard-printer, with the user's brain acting as CPU)."