Definition of daisy wheel in English:

daisy wheel


  • A device used as a printer in some word processors, consisting of a disc of spokes each terminating in a printing character.

    • ‘Invariably I was offered the solution of buying enough different daisy wheels so that I would have (almost all) the desired symbols at my disposal.’
    • ‘When Jim gave me the responsibility for publishing the computer center newsletter, the first thing I did was order new daisy wheels that didn't slash the zeroes.’
    • ‘The Silver Reed daisy wheel printer purchased to complement the computer was $895 (extra daisy wheels were $22.50 each, tractor feed for paper was $160), and the 300k-baud rate modem was $535.’
    • ‘This particular daisy wheel is from the 60s.’
    • ‘A few computer programs and special-order daisy wheels are available to transform modern typewriters or word processors to the Dvorak keyboard, but the demand for these products is small.’


daisy wheel

/ˈdāzē ˈˌ(h)wēl/