Cylinder press
Press Press, n. [F. presse. See 4th {Press}.] 1. An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses. [1913 Webster]

Note: Presses are differently constructed for various purposes in the arts, their specific uses being commonly designated; as, a cotton press, a wine press, a cider press, a copying press, etc. See {Drill press}. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, a printing press. [1913 Webster]

3. The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse. [1913 Webster]

4. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. The act of pressing or thronging forward. [1913 Webster]

In their throng and press to that last hold. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements. [1913 Webster]

7. A multitude of individuals crowded together; ? crowd of single things; a throng. [1913 Webster]

They could not come nigh unto him for the press. --Mark ii. 4. [1913 Webster]

{Cylinder press}, a printing press in which the impression is produced by a revolving cylinder under which the form passes; also, one in which the form of type or plates is curved around a cylinder, instead of resting on a flat bed.

{Hydrostatic press}. See under {Hydrostatic}.

{Liberty of the press}, the free right of publishing books, pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous, seditious, or morally pernicious matters.

{Press bed}, a bed that may be folded, and inclosed, in a press or closet. --Boswell.

{Press of sail}, (Naut.), as much sail as the state of the wind will permit. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cylinder press — Cylinder Cyl in*der (s?l ?n d?r), n. [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky lindros, fr. kyli ndein, kyli ein, to roll. Cf. {Calender} the machine.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Geom.) (a) A solid body which may be generated by the rotation… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cylinder press — noun a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type • Syn: ↑flatbed press • Hypernyms: ↑press, ↑printing press * * * noun : a printing press in which a rotating cylinder rolls… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cylinder press — a printing press in which a flat bed holding the printing form moves against a rotating cylinder that carries the paper. Also called flat bed press. Cf. rotary press. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cylinder press — cyl′inder press n. pri a printing press in which a flat bed holding the printing form moves against a rotating cylinder that carries the paper …   From formal English to slang

  • Cylinder press — Плоскопечатная машина …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • cylinder press — /ˈsɪləndə prɛs/ (say siluhnduh pres) noun → press1 (def. 33a) …   Australian English dictionary

  • stop-cylinder press — noun : a cylinder press in which the cylinder revolves only when the bed makes its printing stroke and remains stationary on the return stroke compare two revolution press …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat-bed cylinder press — flat bed cylinder press, a printing press in which the paper is pressed between a revolving cylinder and a reciprocating flat surface holding the type or printing plates …   Useful english dictionary

  • Automatic cylinder press — Плоскопечатный автомат …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Direct flat-bed cylinder press — Плоскопечатная машина для непосредственного печатания с формы на бумаге …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”