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From press +‎ man.


pressman (plural pressmen)

  1. Someone who operates a printing press. [from 16th c.]
    • 2009, James Mosley, in Michael F Suarez & Michael L Turner (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. V, Cambridge 2014, p. 166:
      Moxon [] gives the area required by a press and pressmen as 7 feet square, and for a frame with a pair of cases, an area 4 ft 6 in square.
  2. A journalist or newspaper reporter. [from 19th c.]
    • 1929, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, When the World Screamed[1]:
      "He hates pressmen, but I am in his confidence, for he knows that I will publish no more than he authorizes."
  3. one who pressgangs people into naval service
  4. one who presses clothes
    a tailor's pressman