Typewriter
Typewriter Type"writ`er, n. 1. An instrument for writing by means of type, a typewheel, or the like, in which the operator makes use of a sort of keyboard, in order to obtain printed impressions of the characters upon paper. [1913 Webster]

2. One who uses such an instrument. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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