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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
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Examples from the Web for winepress

Historical Examples

  • Must I plough always a solitary furrow, and tread the winepress alone?

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    Logan Pearsall Smith

  • She trod that winepress alone; and of the peoples there were none to help her.

    Lord Kitchener

    G. K. Chesterton

  • He trod the winepress alone, and of the people there was none with him.

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    Edwin Holt Hughes

  • Unhappily there is a break in my winepress, and all the labourers are in the vineyard.

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    Anatole France

  • In Canada no wine was made, so the seigneur's winepress did not exist.

British Dictionary definitions for winepress


  1. any equipment used for squeezing the juice from grapes in order to make wine
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