hot press


hot press
noun
Britain : a small heated room for drying laundry

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hot press noun
1. A device consisting of hot plates between which paper, cloth, etc are pressed to produce a glossy surface
2. An airing cupboard (Irish)
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1.
n. a device in which paper or cloth is pressed between glazed boards and hot metal plates in order to produce a smooth or glossy surface
a similar apparatus used in making plywood
2.
v. (hot-press) [trans.] press with such a device

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Hot press — may mean: * Hot Press (magazine), Irish music and political fortnightly *regional name for airing cupboard in Ireland and Scotland *hot pressing, any form of machine press using heat; in particular: **sintering with pressure …   Wikipedia

  • hot´press´er — hot|press «HOT PREHS», noun, verb. –n. a machine in which heat and pressure are applied together, as in giving paper or cloth a smooth, glossy surface. –v.t. to subject to pressure in a hotpress. –hot´press´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot|press — «HOT PREHS», noun, verb. –n. a machine in which heat and pressure are applied together, as in giving paper or cloth a smooth, glossy surface. –v.t. to subject to pressure in a hotpress. –hot´press´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot-press — hot presser, n. /hot pres /, n. 1. a machine applying heat in conjunction with mechanical pressure, as for producing a smooth surface on paper or for expressing oil. v.t. 2. to subject to treatment in a hot press. [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • hot-press — [hät′pres΄] vt. to exert heat and pressure on (metals, paper, etc.) with a press, as for producing a smooth surface, imparting a gloss, etc. n. a machine for doing this …   English World dictionary

  • hot press — noun a press of glazed boards and hot metal plates for smoothing paper or cloth or making plywood. verb (hot press) press with such a device …   English new terms dictionary

  • hot-press — /ˈhɒt prɛs/ (say hot pres) noun 1. a machine applying heat in conjunction with mechanical pressure, as for producing a smooth surface on paper, for expressing oil, etc. –verb (t) 2. to subject to treatment in a hot press …   Australian English dictionary

  • hot-press — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a calendering machine in which paper or cloth is glossed by being pressed between glazed boards and hot metal plates 2. : a hydraulic oil press in which the contents are kept hot by steam radiators II. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot press — noun An enclosed storage space, typically with slatted shelving and built around a houses hot water system to generate a low dry heat, used to dry damp clothing …   Wiktionary

  • hot press — I Everyday English Slang in Ireland n airing cupboard, where the hot water geyser is. II Irish Slang drying cupboard …   English dialects glossary