noun Chiefly British Library Science.
a symbol indicating the location of a book in the library.
Origin of pressmark
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Historical Examples of pressmark
The pressmark of this autograph letter in the British Museum is Add.Fray Luis de Len
library science a location mark on a book indicating a specific bookcase
Word Origin for pressmark
C19: from press 1 (in the sense: cupboard) + mark 1
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