Definition of linefeed in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪnfiːd/


[mass noun]
1The action of advancing paper in a printing machine or text on a screen by the space of one line.
Example sentences
  • Preview pane strips out all the carriage returns and line feeds, so everything becomes one huge paragraph.
2The distance from the bottom of one line of type to the bottom of the next.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: line|feed

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.