[ pres-muhn ]

noun,plural press·men.
  1. a person who operates or has charge of a printing press.

  2. British. a writer or reporter for the press.

Origin of pressman

First recorded in 1590–1600; press1 + -man

Words Nearby pressman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pressman in a sentence

  • This printed sheet is then turned face down by the pressman and any unevenness of the impression noted.

  • While the pressman is laying out his plates the feeder should be cutting thin sheets of paper the size of one of the plates.

  • He worked as a pressman, as he had done in America, for the sake of the exercise.

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British Dictionary definitions for pressman


/ (ˈprɛsmən, -ˌmæn) /

nounplural -men
  1. a person who works for the press

  2. a person who operates a printing press

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