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pressmark

[pres-mahrk]
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noun Chiefly British Library Science.
  1. a symbol indicating the location of a book in the library.

Origin of pressmark

First recorded in 1675–85; press1 + mark1
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Historical Examples

  • 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

noun
  1. library science a location mark on a book indicating a specific bookcase

Word Origin

C19: from press 1 (in the sense: cupboard) + mark 1
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