hand·​press | \ ˈhan(d)-ˌpres How to pronounce handpress (audio) \

Definition of handpress

: a hand-operated press

Examples of handpress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visitors can visit the rare books room from noon to 3 p.m. and print a keepsake on the century-old Washington handpress, or spend the afternoon learning about coding or how to build a droid. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Sneak peek: Renovated Burton Barr library set to reopen after flood damage," 13 June 2018 Visitors to the museum can help print out a page of Gutenberg's Bible on the Gutenberg press, and the Declaration of Independence on the Columbian handpress. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, "Printing Museum reopens with new mission after hiatus," 21 Feb. 2018 Valentine Broadside Printing Participants experience letterpress printing on the library’s 1909 Albion handpress and take home a unique keepsake. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Valentine’s Day and other events," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of handpress

1679, in the meaning defined above

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“Handpress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handpress. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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