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British Dictionary definitions for stop press

stop press

noun British
  1. news items inserted into a newspaper after the printing has been started
  2. the space regularly left blank for this
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Historical Examples

  • "It's only a line or so in the stop-press," Jack warned her.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna

  • The evening papers had the winning numbers in the stop-press column.

    Aliens

    William McFee

  • The various articles, stop-press news, and cartoons, were stuck on the walls of the hut and afforded (p. 185) much entertainment.

  • And also photographic views, ‘Sporting pars’ and ‘Stop-press News.’