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

First recorded in 1675–85; press1 + room
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Related Words for pressroom

pressroom, composer, printer, printery, typesetter

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Contemporary Examples of pressroom

Historical Examples of pressroom

  • “Come along with me into the pressroom where it is warm,” she invited.

    Whispering Walls

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • I sent the foreman of the pressroom out for a bottle of fizz.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough

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

  • First keep the air in the pressroom warm, and, if necessary, increase its humidity.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom

    William Bond Wheelwright

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for pressroom


  1. the room in a printing establishment that houses the printing presses
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Word Origin and History for pressroom


1680s, from press (n.) + room (n.).

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