Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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bench press a weightlifting exercise in which one lies on a bench, removes a weight from a pair of overhead supports, lowers it to the chest, and raises it again.
bench-press to lift (a weight) during a bench press.
cider press a large press used to extract juice from apples for cider.
clothespress a chest or wardrobe in which clothing is kept.
die press a large machine for cutting or stamping metal.
drill press a machine for drilling holes in metal.
drop press see drop hammer.
freedom of the press the right to publish newspapers, magazines, books, and the like without governmental interference or censorship.
hot-press to apply pressure and heat on (a material), to produce a desired effect such as a smooth finish. [2 definitions]
perfecting press a press that prints both sides of a sheet at the same time.
permanent press a wrinkle-resistant fabric, requiring little or no ironing after washing.
press agent one whose business is to promote a person or organization by arranging advertising and publicity in the news media.
press box a section reserved for reporters, esp. at a sports event.
press conference a group interview at which news reporters question a politician, celebrity, or other public figure.
press gallery a section in a chamber, esp. of a legislature, reserved for members of the news media.
press gang a group of men under the command of an officer who round up other men and force them to enter military service.
press kit an informational packet prepared for distribution to the news media.
press of sail the largest amount of sail that a ship can safely carry in given wind conditions.
press release a statement prepared esp. for distribution to the press, as by a government or organization; news release.
press secretary a person who deals with the news media on behalf of a government official or other public figure.