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[pres-room, -roo m] /ˈprɛsˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
the room in a printing or newspaper publishing establishment where the printing presses are installed.
Origin of pressroom
First recorded in 1675-85; press1 + room Unabridged
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  • First keep the air in the pressroom warm, and, if necessary, increase its humidity.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom William Bond Wheelwright
  • I sent the foreman of the pressroom out for a bottle of fizz.

    Heart's Desire Emerson Hough
  • Nearly nine-tenths of all pressroom workers are employed in job establishments.

  • The great editor needs to know and does know every range of it between the editorial room, the composing room and the pressroom.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) Henry Watterson
  • If the bindery is connected with the pressroom, they are simply jogged, counted, and piled on trucks and delivered in this way.

  • These are the foreman of the composing-room, the foreman of the pressroom, and the foreman of the stereotyping-room.

British Dictionary definitions for pressroom


/ˈprɛsˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
the room in a printing establishment that houses the printing presses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pressroom

1680s, from press (n.) + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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