What does the word compositor mean?

Usage examples for compositor

  1. The affair ended in our going to the State capital, where my father found work as a reporter of legislative proceedings for one of the daily journals, and I was taken into the office as a compositor. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  2. The boy of fifteen was editor, compositor, and newsvendor in one. – The Boyhood of Great Inventors by A. Fraser Robertson
  3. Mr. Collins was his own principal compositor. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding