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Definition of "pressman" [press•man]

  • A man who operates a printing press. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A newspaper reporter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pressman" in a sentence
  • "In the United States a pressman is a man who runs a printing press; in England he is a newspaper reporter, or, as the English usually say, a journalist."
  • "Between the compositor and the pressman is a long road in which many a book is spoiled, but the responsibility is hard to place."
  • "SWEENEY: And if you were in the Chief of Staff, the new Chief of Staff now, James Rubin, who would you be considering or what kind of pressman would you be looking for to take over Scott McClellan's role?"