stop press

1 of 2


chiefly British
: a space or column in a newspaper containing last-minute news items usually printed from a fudge
hadn't seen anything in the stop press or the early papersChristopher Bush


2 of 2


: made or inserted while a printing press is stopped in the course of a run
a stop-press alteration
a stop-press correction
: of up-to-the-minute significance or interest : timely
many a worthy book of scholarship might be all the better for … relating itself to the stop-press facts of lifeJames Cameron

Word History



stop entry 1 + press


stop entry 1 + press

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“Stop press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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