stop press

noun

Definition of stop press

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 papers
  • —Christopher Bush

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Origin and Etymology of stop press

1stop + press


stop-press

adjective

Definition of stop-press

1 : made or inserted while a printing press is stopped in the course of a run
  • a stop-press alteration
  • a stop-press correction
2 : 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 life
  • —James Cameron

Origin and Etymology of stop-press

1stop + press


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