rotary press

noun Printing.

a printing press in which the type or plates to be printed are fastened upon a rotating cylinder and are impressed on a continuous roll of moving paper.

Nearby words

  1. rotary hoe,
  2. rotary international,
  3. rotary joint,
  4. rotary plough,
  5. rotary plow,
  6. rotary pump,
  7. rotary shutter,
  8. rotary tiller,
  9. rotary valve,
  10. rotary wing

Origin of rotary press

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rotary press

rotary press


a machine for printing from a revolving cylinder, or a plate attached to one, usually onto a continuous strip of paper
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