work and tumble

1 of 2


variants or work and flop
: to print by the work-and-tumble method


2 of 2

adverb (or adjective)

variants or work-and-flop
: with all the pages of a signature imposed in one form so that when the sheet is printed, turned over side for side, backed, and cut two complete copies result

Word History

First Known Use


1903, in the meaning defined above

Adverb (or Adjective)

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of work and tumble was in 1903

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“Work and tumble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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