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serial printer[′sir·ē·əl ′print·ər]
A typewriter, or similar device, in which the paper or printing device moves back and forth, step by step to successive positions, to print one character at a time. Also known as character printer.
A printer that is designed to be connected to a serial port of a computer.
serial printer(1) A printer that uses a serial connection to the computer. See serial port.
(2) A printer that prints a row of characters, one character at a time. See dot matrix printer and daisy wheel.