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  1. a wooden chair back having a design pressed, rather than carved, into its crossrails.

Words Nearby press-back Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use press-back in a sentence

  • Senator Kennedy decided to send the press back to the hotel, but that he would go on, and keep his promise to Bishop Tutu.

  • He does well to be proud of his men and of the way they played up to-day when he called upon them to press back the enemy.

  • Press back on bottom of slanted stick and place your treadle against the stick.

    Deadfalls and Snares | A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
  • Preparations were now made to press back the forces marshalled in rebellion at all points.

    The Seventh Regiment | George L. Wood
  • Wadley covered his eyes with his hand and tried to press back from his brain the horrible visions he kept seeing.

    Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine
  • I make a vast effort to return; but it is, as though I press back, upon an invisible wall.

    The House on the Borderland | William Hope Hodgson