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[prin-tuh-ree] /ˈprɪn tə ri/
noun, plural printeries.
(formerly) an establishment for typographic printing.
an establishment where printing, as of books or newspapers, etc., is done.
Origin of printery
First recorded in 1630-40; print + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then there were new expenses to repair the printery and keep it in some sort of order.

    The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
  • We could furnish our printery properly now and pay our old debts.

    The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
  • It was to be published at that time, and was in type when the fire came and left not a vestige of the printery.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick

    Herbert Newton Casson
  • When the lad was fourteen years old, we find him setting type in his father's printery.

  • This, and perhaps the printery, he planned to establish in Niedau, because there both workers and property were cheaper.

    The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
  • At this time a former workman of my younger brother Karl, a man named Strohhofer, commenced a printery.

    The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
  • So Gerold could not establish so complete a printery as I wished, without going into expenses based on an uncertainty.

    The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
  • At fourteen years of age, he was apprenticed to a printery and served until he was of age.

    American Men of Mind Burton E. Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for printery


noun (pl) -eries
(mainly US) an establishment in which printing is carried out
an establishment in which fabrics are printed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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