presse-pâte machine

\ ˈpre¦spät- \

Definition of presse-pâte machine

: either of two machines used in papermaking:
a : a machine functioning like the wet end of a paper machine
b : a wet machine for preparing laps of pulp

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History and Etymology for presse-pâte machine

probably from French presse-pâte presse-pâte machine (from presser to press + pâte paste, pulp, from Late Latin pasta dough, paste) + English machine

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“Presse-pâte machine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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