letterpress

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noun let·ter·press \ˈle-tər-ˌpres\

Definition of letterpress

  1. 1 :  the process of printing from an inked raised surface especially when the paper is impressed directly upon the surface

  2. 2 chiefly British :  text (as of a book) distinct from pictorial illustrations

1707

First Known Use of letterpress

1707

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