[ hot-pres ]
/ ˈhɒtˌprɛs /


a machine applying heat in conjunction with mechanical pressure, as for producing a smooth surface on paper or for expressing oil.

verb (used with object)

to subject to treatment in a hot-press.

Origin of hot-press

First recorded in 1625–35

Related forms

hot-press·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hot-press

  • The result of this hot-press was four hundred men, captured that forenoon.

    Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for hot-press



a machine for applying a combination of heat and pressure to give a smooth surface to paper, to express oil from it, etc


(tr) to subject (paper, cloth, etc) to heat and pressure to give it a smooth surface or extract oil
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