work and tumble

1 of 2

verb

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

work-and-tumble

2 of 2

adverb (or adjective)

variants or work-and-flop
ˈ⸗⸗ˈ⸗
: 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

Verb

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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Dictionary Entries Near work and tumble

work-and-tumble

work and tumble

work-and-turn

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“Work and tumble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%20and%20tumble. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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