daisy wheel
noun Etymology: from its resemblance to the flower Date: circa 1977 a disk with spokes bearing type that serves as the printing element of an electric typewriter or printer; also a printer that uses such a disk

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  • Daisy Wheel —   [engl.], Typenrad …   Universal-Lexikon

  • daisy wheel — ► NOUN ▪ a spoked disc carrying printing characters, used in word processors and typewriters …   English terms dictionary

  • daisy wheel — n. a flat, circular printing element of a word processing printer or of an electric typewriter …   English World dictionary

  • daisy wheel — noun a wheel around which is a set of print characters that make a typing impression on paper • Syn: ↑daisy print wheel • Hypernyms: ↑wheel • Part Holonyms: ↑daisywheel printer * * * ˈdaisy wheel [daisy wheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • daisy wheel — a small metal or plastic wheel with raised, fully formed letter, numbers, and symbols on the tips of petallike spokes: used as the printing element in a type of electronic typewriter or computer printer (daisy wheel printer). Also called… …   Universalium

  • Daisy-wheel — Typenrad Das Typenrad (engl. daisy wheel, wörtlich: Gänseblümchen Rad, russisch печатающее колесо, ) zählt neben Typenhebel und Kugelkopf zu den häufigsten Typenträgern von Schreibmaschinen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Allgemeines …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • daisy-wheel — daiˈsy wheel noun A flat, horizontal, wheel shaped device in a typewriter or printer with printing characters at the end of the spokes • • • Main Entry: ↑daisy …   Useful english dictionary

  • daisy wheel — dai′sy wheel n. cmp 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 • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • daisy wheel — /ˈdeɪzi wil / (say dayzee weel) noun a disc with multiple segments bearing raised characters on its circumference, used in some typewriters, printers, etc. {from the fancied likeness to the petals of a daisy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • daisy wheel —    A letter quality printer that uses a rotating wheel with spokes …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

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