Definition of Linotype™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlaɪnəʊtaɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪnoʊtaɪp//
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a machine used in the past for printing newspapers, that produces a line of words as one strip of metal Word Originlate 19th cent.: alteration of the phrase line o' type.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Linotype™