• synonyms

fly press

  1. a hand-operated press in which a horizontal beam with heavy steel balls attached to the ends gives additional momentum to the descending member used to punch or compress material
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Historical Examples

  • The stamp is urged by a fly-press, which cuts them out at one stroke.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • Plated buttons are stamped by the fly-press, out of copper-plate, covered on one side with silver at the flatting-mill.