Definition of line feed in US English:

line feed


  • 1The action of advancing paper in a printing machine by the space of one line.

    • ‘Preview pane strips out all the carriage returns and line feeds, so everything becomes one huge paragraph.’
    1. 1.1Computing The analogous movement of text on a computer screen.
      • ‘This commonly happens when the tty layer wants to convert a newline character to a linefeed plus a newline character.’
      • ‘When Hewlett-Packard printers are not sent data in their native print language (such as PCL, HPGL or Postscript), they expect MS-DOS line endings consisting of an ASCII carriage return and line feed (newline).’


line feed

/ˈlīn ˌfēd/