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View synonyms for presswork

presswork

[ pres-wurk ]

noun

  1. the working working or management of a printing press.
  2. the work done by it.


presswork

/ ˈprɛsˌwɜːk /

noun

  1. the operation of a printing press
  2. the matter printed by a printing press


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Word History and Origins

Origin of presswork1

First recorded in 1765–75; press 1 + work

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Example Sentences

It assumed a subscription by each recipient to cover the cost of the extra stock and presswork.

There is the extra stock, the presswork, the labor of sorting and despatching.

The paper for quarter of a million copies will cost twelve hundred and fifty dollars, the presswork about five hundred dollars.

With half a million circulation, of course, it would be twice as much and no extra cost except for presswork and white paper.

In this way it would be possible to secure classes of from 60 to 100 boys each for such trades as composition and presswork.

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