from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who operates a printing press.
- n. Chiefly British A newspaper reporter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. someone who operates a printing press
- n. a journalist or newspaper reporter
- n. one who pressgangs people into naval service
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who manages, or attends to, a press, esp. a printing press.
- n. One who presses clothes.
- n. One of a press gang, who aids in forcing men into the naval service; also, one forced into the service.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is engaged in pressing; specifically, one who attends to a wine-press.
- n. One who operates or has charge of a printing-press; specifically, a printer who does press-work; one who runs a hand-press, or who manages a press or presses run by steam or other power.
- n. In journalism, sometimes, a man employed on the press; a writer or reporter for a newspaper.
- n. One of a press-gang who aids in forcing men into military or naval service.
- n. A man impressed into the public service, as the army or navy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
- n. someone whose occupation is printing
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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?
In the editorial office of the Kansas City newspaper where he served his apprenticeship, there was a kind of pressman's catechism, the first dictum of which was: «Use short sentences.
For any 'pressman' that think they know how to solve the problem, odds are you probably never did the Intaglio work.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Higgins had been a pressman for The Washington Post.
As I once said to a pressman who observed that we were winning, but without firing on all cylinders, 'What do you want ... blood?'
Montgomery, James (1771 – 1854): brought up a Moravian, Montgomery became a dissenting radical pressman, imprisoned in 1796 for publishing political articles critical of the government in the paper he edited, the Sheffield
"I get something to do, and they get a service free," said Moyer, a former pressman for National Geographic and other magazines until his printing company went out of business.
Over the years, Hoffman, who works as a pressman at The Washington Post, said he had matched four out five numbers about 20 times.