work and twist

1 of 2


variants or work and whirl
: to print by the work-and-twist method


2 of 2


variants or work-and-whirl
: involving a method whereby a sheet is printed twice on the same side from a two-up form by reversing the sheet when feeding the second time so that the part already printed by the first section of the form will be printed by the second section and vice versa

Word History

First Known Use


1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of work and twist was in 1922

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“Work and twist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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