wine·​press ˈwīn-ˌpres How to pronounce winepress (audio)
: a vat in which juice is expressed from grapes by treading or by means of a plunger

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of winepress was in the 15th century

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“Winepress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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