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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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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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cop•y•hold•er(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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