- 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
Though the printing-press stands to me, the physic bottle does not.
The other was a printing-press, in which he had a childish joy.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
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It is said that the printing-press has superseded the preacher, and must more and more supersede him.The Preacher and His Models
With them also came a printer, a printing-press, and book-binding materials.The Cruise of the Mary Rose
William H. G. Kingston
- any of various machines used for printing
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