stop–press

adjective

Definition of stop–press

  1. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of stop–press

1stop + press


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