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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at paste
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