[ pres-er ]
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  1. a person or thing that presses or applies pressure.

  2. a person whose occupation is pressing or ironing clothes in a laundry or dry-cleaning establishment.

Origin of presser

First recorded in 1535–45; press1 + -er1

Other words from presser

  • un·der·press·er, noun

Words Nearby presser Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use presser in a sentence

  • The chain is held taut, and weights applied to the presser on the beam while the latter is rotated.

  • Loosen the tension on the presser foot, use fine thread with light tension.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • Stitching can be done more easily on the right of the presser foot with the bulk of the material lying to the left.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • "And I, for my part, don't see what wisdom there is to it," said the presser with a shrug.

    Yekl | Abraham Cahan
  • A wine-presser was there who told something about an old woman who had vehemently prayed the prophet to cure her sickness.

    I.N.R.I. | Peter Rosegger