tape-controlled carriage

tape-controlled carriage

[′tāp kən¦trōld ‚kar·ij]
(computer science)
A device which uses a loop of punched-paper or plastic mylar tape to control the motion of paper through a computer printer or typewriter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.