basket press


Definition of basket press

: 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

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First Known Use of basket press

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Basket press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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