• (RP) IPA: [ˈtaɪpˌɹaɪtə(ɹ)]

typewriter (plural typewriters)

  1. A device, at least partially mechanical, used to print text by pressing keys that cause type to be impressed through an inked ribbon onto paper.
  2. (archaic) One who uses a typewriter; a typist.
  3. (US, dated, slang) A machine gun (from the noise it makes when firing).
    • Why, any day I'd go up against a typewriter, with a forty-five. One shot I'd need and there'd be time for three while he was getting that damn' thing swung around and pointed —
  • (one who uses a typewriter) typist
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: dactylo
  • Russian: машини́стка

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