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pressmark

[pres-mahrk] /ˈprɛsˌmɑrk/
noun, Chiefly British Library Science.
1.
a symbol indicating the location of a book in the library.
Origin of pressmark
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; press1 + mark1
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  • The pressmark of this autograph letter in the British Museum is Add.

    Fray Luis de Len James Fitzmaurice-Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for pressmark

pressmark

/ˈprɛsˌmɑːk/
noun
1.
(library science) a location mark on a book indicating a specific bookcase
Word Origin
C19: from press1 (in the sense: cupboard) + mark1
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