press·​man | \ ˈpres-mən How to pronounce pressman (audio) , -ˌman\

Definition of pressman

1 : an operator of a press especially : the operator of a printing press
2 British : newspaperman

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Examples of pressman in a Sentence

the only pressman who was invited to Downing Street for an interview with the Prime Minister

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Rushing to put out an extra edition, pressmen in Griffin, Ga., put three pages of the Evening News on the press upside down. Ron Grossman, Houston Chronicle, "IN THEIR OWN WORDS," 9 June 2019 Rushing to put out an extra edition, pressmen in Griffin, Ga., put three pages of the Evening News on the press upside down. Ron Grossman,, "‘I’d like to volunteer, sir’: Memories of D-Day live on through oral histories," 5 June 2019 That allowed Boise residents to crowd into the cabin as the two pressmen set type for the first edition of the Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman. idahostatesman, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015 The affable pressman began his career straight out of design school at Nashville’s Hatch Show Print, a nearly 140-year-old letterpress shop as integral to the country music scene as the Grand Ole Opry. Steve Root, Los Angeles Magazine, "In a Digital World, There’s Something Radical About The Church of Type," 20 June 2017 The pressmen’s union wanted The Post to hire back the employees who had damaged the presses, which Mrs. Graham vehemently opposed. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "‘She stood up’: Katharine Graham’s fierce fight against a violent pressmen’s strike," 15 June 2017 The day before, both The Baltimore Sun, with its morning and evening editions, as well as The News American, had been silenced by a strike of the pressmen’s union. Jacques Kelly,, "Newspaper strike silenced coverage of murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of pressman

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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