compositor's case


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Noun1.compositor's case - (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers; "for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters"
printing - the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in