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noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for printing press

Historical Examples

  • Though the printing-press stands to me, the physic bottle does not.

    Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II)

    Edmund Downey

  • The other was a printing-press, in which he had a childish joy.

  • I haven't a printing-press, or a wireless apparatus or anything else.

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men</p>

    Francis William Rolt-Wheeler

  • It is said that the printing-press has superseded the preacher, and must more and more supersede him.

  • With them also came a printer, a printing-press, and book-binding materials.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose

    William H. G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for printing press

printing press

noun
  1. any of various machines used for printing
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