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press kit an informational packet prepared for distribution to the news media.
pressman a man who operates a printing press.
press of sail the largest amount of sail that a ship can safely carry in given wind conditions.
press on to persist in moving forward or trying to make progress.
press release a statement prepared esp. for distribution to the press, as by a government or organization; news release.
pressroom the room in a printing or publishing business where the printing presses are. [2 definitions]
press secretary a person who deals with the news media on behalf of a government official or other public figure.
press the panic button (slang) to react frantically to a crisis.
pressure the applying of constant force upon a surface. [4 definitions]
pressure cooker a heavy, airtight metal pot in which steam under pressure cooks food quickly and at a very high temperature. [2 definitions]
pressure gauge a device that measures the pressure of an enclosed gas or fluid. [2 definitions]
pressure group any special-interest group that tries to influence government officials and legislation through publicity, lobbying, or the like.
pressureless combined form of pressure.
pressure point any of several places on the body where an artery passes over bone close to the skin, and where pressure can be applied to cut off blood flow to a limb, as in the case of serious injury.
pressure suit an airtight suit that, when inflated, maintains for its wearer normal atmospheric pressure at high altitudes, in space, or the like.
pressurize to sustain normal air pressure in (an airplane or submarine). [2 definitions]
presswork the operation or overseeing of a printing press. [2 definitions]
prestamp combined form of stamp.
presterilize combined form of sterilize.
prestidigitation nimble, dextrous use of the hands in performing magic tricks; sleight of hand.
prestige importance, good reputation, or influence based on one's achievements, wealth, or the like. [3 definitions]