press·​mark ˈpres-ˌmärk How to pronounce pressmark (audio)
chiefly British
: a mark or number assigned to a book to indicate its location in a library

Word History


press entry 1 (closet)

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pressmark was in 1802

Dictionary Entries Near pressmark

Cite this Entry

“Pressmark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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