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Linotype   /lˈɪnoʊtˌaɪp/   Listen

A typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal.  Synonym: Linotype machine.

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"Linotype" Quotes from Famous Books

... the door with a kiss flavored with cold cream and butter-scotch. He would remove his coat, sit upon a macadamized lounge and read, in the evening paper, of Russians and Japs slaughtered by the deadly linotype. For dinner there would be pot roast, a salad flavored with a dressing warranted not to crack or injure the leather, stewed rhubarb and the bottle of strawberry marmalade blushing at the certificate of chemical ...
— The Trimmed Lamp • O. Henry

... he remarked, "for it is much more interesting to explain a process to a person to whom it is entirely new. Formerly the method of setting type for the press was a tedious undertaking and one very hard on the eyes; but now this work is all done, or is largely done, by linotype machines that place in correct order the desired letters, grouping them into words and carefully spacing and punctuating them. The linotype operator has before him a keyboard and as he presses the keys in succession, ...
— Paul and the Printing Press • Sara Ware Bassett

Words linked to "Linotype" :   typesetting machine, trademark, Linotype machine

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