Definition of printing press in English:

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printing press

Pronunciation: /ˈprin(t)iNG ˌpres/


A machine for printing text or pictures from type or plates.
Example sentences
  • The etched lines are then filled with ink, and the plate put through a printing press so the picture can be transferred to paper.
  • Additional pictures of the printing press seemed to be derived from early points of history as well.
  • By 1465, printing presses based on Gutenberg's moveable type could be found in Italy, by 1470 in Paris.

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Syllabification: print·ing press

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