[ pres-room, -room ]
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  1. the room in a printing or newspaper publishing establishment where the printing presses are installed.

Origin of pressroom

First recorded in 1675–85; press1 + room

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

How to use pressroom in a sentence

  • If the bindery is connected with the pressroom, they are simply jogged, counted, and piled on trucks and delivered in this way.

  • The great editor needs to know and does know every range of it between the editorial room, the composing room and the pressroom.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) | Henry Watterson
  • He drove inside, pulling up near the entrance to the newspaper pressroom on the ground floor.

    Whispering Walls | Mildred A. Wirt
  • The woman stubbornly refused to walk, so Jerry lifted her bodily and carried her kicking and struggling into the pressroom.

    Whispering Walls | Mildred A. Wirt
  • Wisely, she pretended to have observed nothing, and invited him into the pressroom where Jerry was waiting.

    Whispering Walls | Mildred A. Wirt

British Dictionary definitions for pressroom


/ (ˈprɛsˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

  1. the room in a printing establishment that houses the printing presses

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