Definitions for "Line printer"
A printer that can produce text but not graphics.
Any printer that prints a complete line at a time, rather than printing one character at a time ( as a dot-matrix or daisy wheel printer does), or one page at a time(as a laser printer does). Line printers are very high-speed printers,and are common in the coroporate environment where they are used with mainframe computers,minicomputers, and networked systems.
A printing device that can simultaneously print several character graphics on hard copy. A line typically consists of 120 characters.