noun (1)

Definition of hot-press

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a calendering machine in which paper or cloth is glossed by being pressed between glazed boards and hot metal plates
2 : a hydraulic oil press in which the contents are kept hot by steam radiators


transitive verb

Definition of hot-press (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : to gloss (paper or cloth) or to express (oil) by combined heat and pressure
2 : to press (wood or metal) while hot

hot press

noun (2)

Definition of hot press (Entry 3 of 3)

: a small heated room for drying laundry

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First Known Use of hot-press

Transitive verb

, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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