Glossary S - U
Setting- to arrange type for printing
Setting stick- Holds the type. It is always held in the compositor's left hand when he is setting type.
Shank - the body of a type
Shoulder - the non-printing area surrounding the face of type
Slug - The product of the linotype is a slug and usually represents one complete line of reading matter. The machine is part of what is sometimes referred to as line composition. The slug is cast from a row of brass matrices and is delivered to a galley at the front of the machine after the casting and trimming operations are completed. In order to achieve this the machine has a matrix assembling unit, a justifying device, a casting unit and a system of matrix distribution.
Sort- any single type character
Spaceband- The linotype employs variable steel spacebands in addition to space matrices of fixed widths.
Type- A small block of metal or wood bearing a raised letter or character on the upper end that leaves a printed impression when inked and pressed on paper