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Linotype (n.)

proprietary name of a machine for producing stereotyped lines of type for printing, 1886, American English, trademark name (Mergenthaler Linotype Co.), a contraction of line o' type. Invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-1899) and in widespread use in U.S. newspaper production early 20c.

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Definitions of Linotype from WordNet

Linotype (n.)
a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal;
Synonyms: Linotype machine
From wordnet.princeton.edu