• boustrophedon •
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: The back-and-forth style of writing used by the Hittites, Greeks, and others, in which the lines are written alternately from left to right then right to left. Early impact-type computer printers often had boustrophedonic heads that moved left to right, then right to left to increase speed.
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