dot matrix printer
- noun (written as dot-matrix printer)a cheap printer which makes letters by printing many small dots (the quality is not as good as laser printers or inkjet printers)
- noun (written as dot-matrix printer)a printer in which the characters are made up by a series of closely spaced dots
- (written as dot-matrix printer)A printer which creates alphanumeric characters and images by striking pins against an ink ribbon. There is a matrix of pins, and each pin makes a single dot. The more pins, the higher the resolution of the printed output. Also called matrix printer.