1. 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)
  1. to subject to treatment in a hot-press.

Origin of hot-press

First recorded in 1625–35
Related formshot-press·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hot-press

Historical Examples of 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


  1. a machine for applying a combination of heat and pressure to give a smooth surface to paper, to express oil from it, etc
  1. (tr) to subject (paper, cloth, etc) to heat and pressure to give it a smooth surface or extract oil
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