presse-pâte machine

noun

ˈpre¦spät-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presse-p%C3%A2te%20machine. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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