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printing press

a machine, as a cylinder press or rotary press, for printing on paper or the like from type, plates, etc.
Origin of printing press
First recorded in 1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There had been, it is true, some improvements over Franklin's printing press.

    The Age of Invention Holland Thompson
  • Kans., a $25 5x8 printing press and outfit, for a rubber-tired bicycle.

  • William Caxton set up in 1476 the first printing press in England.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • Yet why does your fancy take its flight toward a printing press?

    Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett
  • We have the printing press, railroad, and telegraph—a revolution in human affairs.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • It was the affright of the priest in the presence of a new agent, the printing press.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for printing press

printing press

any of various machines used for printing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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