tractor feed

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trac′tor feed`

a mechanism for moving paper in a computer printer by means of pins that catch in perforations along the paper's sides.
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The MIP3T tractor feed printer is compact, suitable for in-vehicle use and is able to print up to four part forms.
A tractor feed is used to feed the fibers into the tubes until the friction is sufficient enough to pick up the fiber and move it through the tubes.
"The Kodak Diconix ink-jet printers installed on almost 40 percent of the patron workstations were tractor feed and would not work with the system."