Definition of hot press in English:

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hot press


1A device in which paper or cloth is pressed between glazed boards and hot metal plates in order to produce a smooth or glossy surface.
Example sentences
  • The kitchen has a range of storage units, a hot press and a shelved pantry.
  • On this floor there is also a double-width hot press with plenty of storage space, and the family bathroom, which has lots of built-in storage and a double bath.
  • This usually involved a hot press or rollers sealing Mylar plastic onto your item.
1.1A hot press used in making plywood.
Example sentences
  • Pre-pressed panels are, as indicated above, loaded into the hot press one per opening.
  • Soft plywood for indoor use is bonded in a hot press using urea and formaldehyde resins.


(hot-press) [with object]
Press with a hot press.
Example sentences
  • In 1946, Irmann and co-workers were preparing rod specimens for spectrographic analysis by hot pressing mixtures of pure aluminum and other metal powders.
  • With an appropriate bulk composition it might be possible to use this to generate a ceramic or synroc-like waste form without the costs and hazards associated with pre-disposal hot pressing etc.

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Syllabification: hot press

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