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for sprocket feed
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
(Or "tractor feed", "pin feed") A method some
printers use to move paper by rotating wheels with pins or
studs (tractors) that engage holes along the sides of the
(usually fanfold) paper. A sprocket feed printer does not
slip unless the paper jams, but cannot feed standard typing
paper or work with a sheet feeder like friction feed.
Some paper for sprocket feed printers has the edge strips with
the holes in detachable from the rest of the paper. These
strips are known as chad (and other names).
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