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presswork

[pres-wurk]
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noun
  1. the working or management of a printing press.
  2. the work done by it.

Origin of presswork

First recorded in 1765–75; press1 + work
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Examples from the Web for presswork

Historical Examples

  • The paper, composition, and presswork of the book are very poor.

    The Uses of Italic

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • A few pointers in regard to presswork may be helpful to the beginner.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • Presswork is compounded because it has a special and specific meaning.

    Compound Words

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • Here the four worked from early morning until nearly midnight, cutting out new sets of type and preparing them for the presswork.

    Historic Inventions

    Rupert S. Holland

  • Stansby's presswork was uniformly good, and in this respect alone he may be ranked among the best printers of his time.


British Dictionary definitions for presswork

presswork

noun
  1. the operation of a printing press
  2. the matter printed by a printing press
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