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wine press

[wahyn pres]
  1. a machine in which the juice from grapes is pressed for wine.
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Sometimes wine press·er.

Origin of wine press

First recorded in 1520–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wine press

Historical Examples

  • He hath trodden the wine-press alone, of the people there was none with him.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles

  • A wine-press had been erected, and grapes were gathered and brought to it.


    Jacob Abbott

  • But our High Priest sufficeth, and hath trodden the wine-press alone.

    Robin Tremayne

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Thy mouth is redder than the feet of those who tread the wine in the wine-press.


    Oscar Wilde

  • August, with his feet in the wine-press, gathers the grapes.