Definition of carriage release in English:

carriage release


  • A function or lever which enables the carriage on a manual or electric typewriter to move freely, instead of only in one direction when the keys are pressed.

    ‘Ensuring the carriage release operates FULLY and freely cures this, and can often be the result of a bent lever.’
    • ‘Various carriage shift mechanisms were implemented over the life of this model, with left hand shift keys, standard 1-color ribbon with manual reverse; and carriage release lever at both ends of carriage.’
    • ‘In contrast to Model 2, Model 3 is equipped with a carriage release and a line spacing lever on the right side of the carriage.’