Copyholder
Copyholder Cop"y*hold`er, n. 1. (Eng. Law) One possessed of land in copyhold. [1913 Webster]

2. (print.) (a) A device for holding copy for a compositor. (b) One who reads copy to a proof reader. [1913 Webster]


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  • copyholder — [käp′ēhōl΄dər] n. ☆ 1. a person who reads copy aloud to a proofreader 2. a device for holding copy, as for a typesetter 3. Eng. Law a person who holds land by copyhold …   English World dictionary

  • Copyholder — A copyholder is a device that holds the hand written or printed material being typed by a copy typist. They were used in the past with typewriters and are now used with computers and word processors like Writer or Word. Some copyholders stand… …   Wikipedia

  • copyholder — noun Date: 1847 1. one who reads copy for a proofreader 2. a device for holding copy especially for a typesetter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • copyholder — /kop ee hohl deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that holds copy. 2. a device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer s frame or on a typewriter. 3. a proofreader s assistant who reads copy aloud or follows it while proof is read for the… …   Universalium

  • copyholder — noun a) A person who rented land under the copyhold system. b) A device that holds copy in place for typesetting …   Wiktionary

  • copyholder — n. (Archaic) landowner (according to a particular document) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • copyholder — noun 1》 Brit. historical a person who held land in copyhold. 2》 a clasp or stand for holding sheets of text while it is keyed or typed …   English new terms dictionary

  • copyholder — cop•y•hold•er [[t]ˈkɒp iˌhoʊl dər[/t]] n. 1) pri a device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer s frame or on a typewriter 2) why a person who holds an estate in copyhold • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • copyholder — /ˈkɒpihoʊldə/ (say kopeehohlduh) noun 1. someone or something that holds copy. 2. a device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer s frame or on a typewriter. 3. a proofreader s assistant who reads copy aloud, or follows it while proof is… …   Australian English dictionary

  • copyholder — A tenant by copyhold tenure (by copy of court roll). 2 Bl.Comm. 95 …   Black's law dictionary

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