press·​room | \ ˈpres-ˌrüm How to pronounce pressroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of pressroom

1 : a room in a printing plant containing the printing presses
2 : a room (as at the White House) for the use of members of the press

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Big-money deal thrust on QB, but now GM has the pressure to help him deliver a winner to Detroit The most talented quarterback in franchise history strolled into the pressroom inside Detroit Lions headquarters just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Lions' Bob Quinn betting on himself by extending Matthew Stafford's deal," 30 Aug. 2017 Seven hundred people lined up for job interviews the next day, including many African Americans, whose skin color was not previously represented in the pressroom. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "‘She stood up’: Katharine Graham’s fierce fight against a violent pressmen’s strike," 15 June 2017 CLEVELAND, Ohio - This past April, Roll & Roll Hall of Fame president and CEO Greg Harris took center stage in the pressroom at the annual inductions in New York City with a smile on his face. Troy L. Smith,, "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame embarks on its most ambitious year yet," 24 May 2017 Then there is the central information center of any White House: the pressroom. Jim Rutenberg, New York Times, "'Alternative Facts' and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality," 22 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of pressroom

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of pressroom

: a room where someone talks to news reporters
: a room that contains printing presses

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to make a temporary encampment

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