Presswork
Presswork Press"work`, n. 1. The art of printing from the surface of type, plates, or engravings in relief, by means of a press; the work so done. --MacKellar. [1913 Webster]

2. Work done on or by a press. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. (Metal Work) Act or process of pressing or drawing with dies or presses; also, the product of such work. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (Cabinetmaking) Work consisting of a series of cross-grained veneers united by glue, heat, and pressure. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. Pottery produced by pressing clay into molds. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. Usually


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • presswork — press•work [[t]ˈprɛsˌwɜrk[/t]] n. 1) pri the working or management of a printing press 2) pri the work done by it • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

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