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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.


(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


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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.
1 Blackstone, supra note 45, at *64 (describing the common law as custom that enjoys "long and immemorial usage" and "universal reception throughout the kingdom"); Edward Coke, The Compleat Copyholder (1630), reprinted in 2 The Selected Writings and Speeches OF Sir Edward coke 563, 563 (Steve Sheppard ed.
Standard reference works on publishing procedures in the early twentieth century advised authors to "adopt[] the methods of reading used by the proofreader and copyholder in the printing office" (Skillin and Gay 74-75).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In his Institutes and the Compleat Copyholder, Coke provided a set of evidential rules which could be generically applied at common law in order to evidence local customs.