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 for Cylinder press
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Press \Press\, n. [F. presse. See 4th Press.]
     1. An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is
        pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an
        impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or
        building containing a press or presses.
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     Note: Presses are differently constructed for various
           purposes in the arts, their specific uses being
           commonly designated; as, a cotton press, a wine press,
           a cider press, a copying press, etc. See Drill press.
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     2. Specifically, a printing press.
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     3. The art or business of printing and publishing; hence,
        printed publications, taken collectively, more especially
        newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them;
        as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a
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     4. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of
        articles; as, a clothes press. --Shak.
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     5. The act of pressing or thronging forward.
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              In their throng and press to that last hold. --Shak.
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     6. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a
        press of engagements.
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     7. A multitude of individuals crowded together; ? crowd of
        single things; a throng.
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              They could not come nigh unto him for the press.
                                                    --Mark ii. 4.
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     Cylinder press, a printing press in which the impression is
        produced by a revolving cylinder under which the form
        passes; also, one in which the form of type or plates is
        curved around a cylinder, instead of resting on a flat
     Hydrostatic press. See under Hydrostatic.
     Liberty of the press, the free right of publishing books,
        pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or
        censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous,
        seditious, or morally pernicious matters.
     Press bed, a bed that may be folded, and inclosed, in a
        press or closet. --Boswell.
     Press of sail, (Naut.), as much sail as the state of the
        wind will permit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cylinder \Cyl"in*der\ (s?l"?n-d?r), n. [F. cylindre, OF.
     cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein,
     kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]
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     1. (Geom.)
        (a) A solid body which may be generated by the rotation of
            a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of
            rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is
            oblong, and the cross section is circular.
        (b) The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The
            space may be limited or unlimited in length.
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     2. Any hollow body of cylindrical form, as:
        (a) The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is
            moved by the force of steam.
        (b) The barrel of an air or other pump.
        (c) (Print.) The revolving platen or bed which produces
            the impression or carries the type in a cylinder
        (d) The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a
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     3. The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a
        Jacquard loom.
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     Cylinder axis. (Anat.) See Axis cylinder, under Axis.
     Cylinder engine (Paper Making), a machine in which a
        cylinder takes up the pulp and delivers it in a continuous
        sheet to the dryers.
     Cylinder escapement. See Escapement.
     Cylinder glass. See Glass.
     Cylinder mill. See Roller mill.
     Cylinder press. See Press.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cylinder press
      n 1: a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed
           under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type
           [syn: flatbed press, cylinder press]

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