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press gallery

noun
1.
a press section, especially in a legislative chamber.
2.
the group of news reporters present or qualified to be present in this section.
Origin of press gallery
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • The press gallery is, as all know, directly over the Speaker.

  • Journalists in the press gallery breathed a sigh of disappointment.

    Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
  • His eyes searched the press gallery, then fixed on Jos Fernandez.

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    Allan Chase
  • Now I must ask the Ambassador to approve me for the press gallery.

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase
  • In many cases in these days members are speaking with far less reference to the House than to the press gallery.

    The Quiver 12/1899 Anonymous
  • The civil service gallery was full; in the press gallery a triple row of heads anxiously bent forward.

    The conquest of Rome Matilde Serao
  • He would interview some one there and try to secure a good place in the press gallery.

    Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
  • He will, no doubt, take steps to have me excluded from the press gallery as a disreputable character.

    Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
  • One passage, a sort of aside, brought tears to eyes of case-hardened section of the audience seated in press gallery.

  • An hour later this editor telephoned to the press gallery and asked one of his reporters, "Say, where is that chump now?"

British Dictionary definitions for press gallery

press gallery

noun
1.
an area set apart for newspaper reporters, esp in a legislative assembly
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