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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Linotype  \Lin"o*type\,  n.  [See  {Line};  {Type}.]  (Print.) 
  a  A  kind  of  typesetting  machine  which  produces  castings, 
  each  of  which  corresponds  to  a  line  of  separate  types.  By 
  pressing  upon  keys  like  those  of  a  typewriter  the 
  matrices  for  one  line  are  properly  arranged;  the 
  stereotype,  or  slug,  is  then  cast  and  planed,  and  the 
  matrices  are  returned  to  their  proper  places,  the  whole 
  process  being  automatic. 
  b  The  slug  produced  by  the  machine,  or  matter  composed  in 
  such  lines.  --  {Lin"o*typ`ist},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  keyboard-operated  typesetting  machine  that  casts  an  entire 
  line  as  a  single  slug  of  metal 

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