handpress

noun

hand·​press ˈhan(d)-ˌpres How to pronounce handpress (audio)
: a hand-operated press

Examples of handpress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not bad for a paper that began life being cranked out on a primitive handpress at 125 copies an hour. Alan Rusbridger, The New York Review of Books, 27 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 25 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of handpress was in 1679

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“Handpress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handpress. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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