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1. An assistant who reads manuscript aloud to a proofreader.
2. A device that holds copy in place, especially for a typesetter.
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(ˈkɒpɪˌhəʊldə) or

copy holder

1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing one who reads aloud from the copy as the proof corrector follows the reading in the proof
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a device that holds copy in place for the compositor
3. (Law) law (formerly) a person who held land by copyhold tenure
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(ˈkɒp iˌhoʊl dər)

1. a device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer's frame or on a typewriter.
2. a person who holds an estate in copyhold.
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Noun1.copyholder - mechanical device used in printing; holds the copy for the compositor
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
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References in classic literature ?
The lower rooms were entirely given over to the birds, who walked about them with a proprietary air, as though the place had been built by themselves, and not by certain dusty copyholders who now lay east and west in the churchyard.
The tensions this generated between lords and copyhold tenants led to their exclusion from juries to the extent that even being related to a copyholder was enough to disqualify potential jurors.
This suggests that Lewis's role in "reading proofs together" was not as an amanuensis recording changes dictated by Cather but as what, in the printing trade, was known as the "copyholder." This person held the manuscript or typescript copy, reading it aloud to the proofreader, who marked corrections on the galley proofs.
(35) See, e.g., 1 WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, COMMENTARIES *74 (asserting that customary laws supported by long usage possessed "internal evidence of freedom," for they arose through "the voluntary consent of the people"); EDWARD COKE, THE COMPLEAT COPYHOLDER (1630), as reprinted in 2 THE SELECTED WRITINGS AND SPEECHES OF SIR EDWARD COKE 701 (Steve Sheppard ed., 2003) [hereinafter COKE, SELECTED WRITINGS] ("Customes are defined to be a Law ...
* Positioning: Accessories, such as a copyholder, mouse, task lamps, keyboards and trays also must be properly placed within the workspace.
My career in the newspaper business started when I went to work at 17 on the old Birmingham Gazette, Evening Dispatch, and Sunday Mercury, as a copyholder in the reading room.
The ALI Principles have therefore adopted a new test based on whether a copyholder could reasonably rely on the words or conduct, a test based on the UCC commentary explaining the meaning of "basis of the bargain." Id.
(57.) The practice of transmitting copyrighted music over the Internet in violation of the copyholder's rights has been referred to as music piracy, a term that has been considerably expanded from what it was originally meant to describe.
Quit rent is "[a] payment to a feudal lord by a freeholder or copyholder, so called because upon payment the tenant goes 'quit and free' (discharged) of all other services." BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY 1283 (7th ed.
(14) Starting as a copyholder at a Brooklyn daily newspaper (probably the Brooklyn Union), Clark later recalled that he worked his way up the ladder step-by-step to reading proof, setting type, reporting police courts, and writing articles on the tariff.
-- Built-in copyholder positions documents in line with the screen for easier viewing.