Cider press
Cider Ci"der, n. [F. cidre, OF. sidre, fr. L. sicera a kind of strong drink, Gr. ?; of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sh[=a]kar to be intoxicated, sh[=e]k[=a]r strong drink.] The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar, and for other purposes. [1913 Webster]

Note: Cider was formerly used to signify the juice of other fruits, and other kinds of strong liquor, but was not applied to wine. [1913 Webster]

{Cider brandy}, a kind of brandy distilled from cider.

{Cider mill}, a mill in which cider is made.

{Cider press}, the press of a cider mill. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cider press — a press for crushing apples for cider. [1665 75] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Cider — Ci der, n. [F. cidre, OF. sidre, fr. L. sicera a kind of strong drink, Gr. ?; of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sh[=a]kar to be intoxicated, sh[=e]k[=a]r strong drink.] The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cider brandy — Cider Ci der, n. [F. cidre, OF. sidre, fr. L. sicera a kind of strong drink, Gr. ?; of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sh[=a]kar to be intoxicated, sh[=e]k[=a]r strong drink.] The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cider mill — Cider Ci der, n. [F. cidre, OF. sidre, fr. L. sicera a kind of strong drink, Gr. ?; of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sh[=a]kar to be intoxicated, sh[=e]k[=a]r strong drink.] The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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