daisy wheel


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daisy wheel

n.
A printing device used in some electric typewriters and printers, consisting of raised characters fixed at the ends of spokes on a wheel.

dai′sy wheel`


n.
a small spoked wheel with raised numbers, letters, etc., on the tips of the spokes: used as the printing element in some typewriters and computer printers.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daisy wheel - a wheel around which is a set of print characters that make a typing impression on paper
daisywheel printer - a printer that uses a daisy print wheel
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
Translations

daisy wheel

n (on printer) → margherita
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