line printer

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line printer

n.
A high-speed printing device that prints an entire line of type at one time.

line printer

n
1. (Computer Science) an electromechanical device that prints a line of characters at a time rather than a character at a time, at speeds from about 200 to 3000 lines per minute: used in printing and in computer systems
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an electromechanical device that prints a line of characters at a time rather than a character at a time, at speeds from about 200 to 3000 lines per minute: used in printing and in computer systems
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Noun1.line printer - printer that serves as an output device on a computer; prints a whole line of characters at a time
drum printer - a line printer in which the type is mounted on a rotating drum that contains a full character set for each printing position
printing machine, printer - a machine that prints
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