hunt-and-peck
noun Date: 1939 a method of typing in which one looks at the keyboard and types using usually the index fingers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hunt-and-peck — [hunt΄ n pek′] n. a method of typing while looking at the keyboard, usually using only the forefingers to press the keys: cf. TOUCH SYSTEM * * * hunt and peck (hŭntʹən pĕkʹ) n. A slow method of typing in which an untrained typist seeks out each… …   Universalium

  • hunt-and-peck — [hunt΄ n pek′] n. a method of typing while looking at the keyboard, usually using only the forefingers to press the keys: cf. TOUCH SYSTEM …   English World dictionary

  • hunt and peck — hunt′ and peck′ n. a method of typing whereby the typist looks for each key separately before striking it • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • hunt and peck — noun : a mode of typing in which one looks at the keyboard and uses random fingering types fast and accurately, by hunt and peck Brendan Gill compare touch system * * * a slow and inefficient method of typing by looking for each key separately… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunt and peck — {n. phr.}, {informal} Picking out typewriter keys by sight, usually with one or two fingers; not memorizing the keys. * /Many newspaper reporters do their typing by hunt and peck./ Often used, with hyphens, as an adjective. * /Mr. Barr taught… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hunt and peck — {n. phr.}, {informal} Picking out typewriter keys by sight, usually with one or two fingers; not memorizing the keys. * /Many newspaper reporters do their typing by hunt and peck./ Often used, with hyphens, as an adjective. * /Mr. Barr taught… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hunt\ and\ peck — n. phr. informal Picking out typewriter keys by sight, usually with one or two fingers; not memorizing the keys. Many newspaper reporters do their typing by hunt and peck. Often used, with hyphens, as an adjective. Mr. Barr taught himself to type …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hunt and peck — 1. noun The hunt and peck typing technique. Syn: two fingered typing 2. verb To use the hunt and peck typing technique. Ant …   Wiktionary

  • hunt-and-peck — adjective Describing a method of typing used by a person unfamiliar with the layout of a keyboard or keypad in which the person has to search for the keys to be pressed or struck one by one and uses one or both index fingers to operate the keys;… …   Wiktionary

  • hunt and peck — a slow and inefficient method of typing by looking for each key separately before striking it: used by untrained typists. Also, hunt and peck. Cf. touch system. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • hunt-and-peck — adj. denoting or using an inexpert form of typing in which only one or two fingers are used hunt and peck computer users * * * /ˌhʌntn̩ˈpɛk/ noun [noncount] informal : a method of typing that involves looking at the keyboard and using only one… …   Useful english dictionary

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