winepress

noun
wine·​press | \ ˈwīn-ˌpres How to pronounce winepress (audio) \

Definition of winepress

: a vat in which juice is expressed from grapes by treading or by means of a plunger

Examples of winepress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Decanted: Archeologists in southern Lebanon have unearthed a 2,600-year-old winepress, the oldest reported discovered in the nation. Manuel Balce Ceneta, National Geographic, 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of winepress

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Winepress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winepress. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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