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power press

noun

  1. a press operated by a mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic device.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of power press1

First recorded in 1835–45

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Example Sentences

The matrix or die is placed in a power press and the records pressed from the material used in making the sound records.

At this time also a new Prouty power-press costing $590 was contemplated, the old press being a Washington hand-press.

Forty are put together in two piles of twenty each and placed an a power press.

It was some years, however, until a power-press was installed.

The power press and the manufacture of paper from wood-pulp (begun in 1854) made possible cheap and abundant reading matter.

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