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noun, plural print·er·ies.
  1. (formerly) an establishment for typographic printing.
  2. an establishment where printing, as of books or newspapers, etc., is done.
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Origin of printery

First recorded in 1630–40; print + -ery
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Related Words for printery

composer, printer, pressroom, printery, typesetter

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Historical Examples of printery

  • Then there were new expenses to repair the printery and keep it in some sort of order.

    The Invention of Lithography

    Alois Senefelder

  • We could furnish our printery properly now and pay our old debts.

  • It was to be published at that time, and was in type when the fire came and left not a vestige of the printery.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick

    Herbert Newton Casson

  • When the lad was fourteen years old, we find him setting type in his father's printery.

  • This, and perhaps the printery, he planned to establish in Niedau, because there both workers and property were cheaper.

British Dictionary definitions for printery


noun plural -eries
  1. mainly US an establishment in which printing is carried out
  2. an establishment in which fabrics are printed
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