stop press

noun

Definition of stop press

 (Entry 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 papers— Christopher Bush

stop-press

adjective

Definition of stop-press (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for stop press

Noun

stop entry 1 + press

Adjective

stop entry 1 + press

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“Stop press.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stop-press. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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