Definition of type founder in English:

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type founder

Pronunciation: /ˈtīp ˌfoundər/


A designer and maker of metal type.
Example sentences
  • Wolfgang Endter, Der Buchdrucker, Setzer and Schriftgiesser (printer, compositor, and type founder), was entombed in 1651.
  • Being a printer or a punchcutter or a type founder in those days was not necessarily a safe job.
  • One of the best type founders was William A. Parkes, of 56 Sutherland Place, Wolverhampton.


type foundry

Pronunciation: /ˈtīp ˌfoundrē/
Example sentences
  • The Font Bureau, a Boston-based type foundry, provided typeface information for 12 of those 15 newspapers.
  • As the managing director of a type foundry, he was one of the country's leading experts on typography and published a standard work on the subject, reprinted as recently as 1952.
  • In 1739 he returned to St Andrews and, in 1742, he set up a type foundry.

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Syllabification: type found·er

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