make·​ready ˈmāk-ˌre-dē How to pronounce makeready (audio)
plural makereadies
: final preparation (as of a form on a printing press) for running

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of makeready was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Makeready.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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