Orphan Type

I am looking for definition for “Orphan Type”. As I understood it, it is lost type or misplaced type that has no chase.

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I don’t ever recall the term “orphan type.” although if I were to guess the definition it would be loose type that was not in its type case or with the rest of its font.

The term “orphan line” is much more common. For example:


Check this out for an idea of “orphans” and “broken fonts”.


I think it is that really non-descript stuff that I don’t orphan use.