imposing stone

noun Printing.

a slab, formerly of stone but now usually of metal, on which pages of type or plates are imposed and on which type correcting in the page is done.



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Also called imposing table.

Origin of imposing stone

First recorded in 1720–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for imposing stone

  • The Imposing-stone—a piece of marble or other flat stone set upon the work table.

    The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall
  • His grave in the Jefferson cemetery has been marked with the imposing-stone that he used in his office.

    Years of My Youth|William Dean Howells
  • A clever catechist made him an imposing-stone out of two boulders of basalt found in a river-bed hard by.

    The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves

British Dictionary definitions for imposing stone

imposing stone

imposing table


printing a flat hard surface upon which pages printed from hot metal are imposed
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