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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The handle by which the bed of a hand press, holding the form of type, etc., is run in under the platen and out again.
  • n. The whole apparatus by which the form is moved under the platen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The handle by which the bed of a hand press, holding the form of type, etc., is run in under the platen and out again; -- sometimes applied to the whole apparatus by which the form is moved under the platen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In printing, a wheel-pulley in a hand-press, which winds and unwinds girths that draw the type-form on the bed to and from impression under the platen. See cut under printing-press.
  • n. A game of cards, played with a full pack by not more than nine persons.

Etymologies

Compare French ronce bramble, brier, thorn, ranche a round, step, rack, or English round. (Wiktionary)

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