basket press

noun

: a winepress made of wooden slats between which the juice expressed from the grapes in the press is allowed to flow
The grapes are stored in open wooden vats, trampled twice daily for a month, then moved with buckets to a traditional basket press. Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2009

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basket press was circa 1955

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“Basket press.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basket%20press. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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