linen press

noun

Definition of linen press

1 : a large cupboard or cabinet for the storage of domestic linens
2 : a press consisting of a flat bed upon which damp linen is placed for flattening through pressure applied with a large wooden screw

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“Linen press.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linen%20press. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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