Definition of hot press in English:

hot press


  • 1A device in which paper or cloth is pressed between glazed boards and hot metal plates in order to produce a smooth or glossy surface.

    • ‘The kitchen has a range of storage units, a hot press and a shelved pantry.’
    • ‘This usually involved a hot press or rollers sealing Mylar plastic onto your item.’
    • ‘On this floor there is also a double-width hot press with plenty of storage space, and the family bathroom, which has lots of built-in storage and a double bath.’
    1. 1.1 A type of hot press used in the manufacture of plywood.
      • ‘Soft plywood for indoor use is bonded in a hot press using urea and formaldehyde resins.’
      • ‘Pre-pressed panels are, as indicated above, loaded into the hot press one per opening.’
  • 2Irish A cupboard used for airing clothes, linen, etc.

    • ‘A second bedroom is situated on the first floor return and this also boasts an en suite with similar features, as well as a walk-in hot press.’
    • ‘An extra bonus is that the attic has been converted to provide three extra rooms, as well as shower room and hot press.’
    • ‘The main bathroom and a walk-in hot press complete the accommodation.’
    • ‘Both the bathroom and walk-in hot press are particularly spacious.’
    • ‘Storage is provided in a shelved hot press and another storage unit in the hall.’
    • ‘Off this is a walk-in hot press as well as three double bedrooms.’
    • ‘At the top of the house, the four remaining bedrooms and family bathroom are located off a spacious landing which has a walk-in hot press.’
    • ‘Also off the kitchen is a utility area with a terracotta tiled floor and a walk-in hot press.’
    • ‘The main bathroom and hot press complete the accommodation upstairs.’
    • ‘The lower ground level consists of a playroom, a storage room, walk-in hot press and a utility room with fitted presses.’
    • ‘There is also a large, walk-in hot press upstairs.’
    • ‘This 2,200 sq ft home allocates good space for the provision of storage and comes with a generous utility room, cloak area and hot press.’
    • ‘Overhead, the bedroom and bathroom accommodation is accessed off a wide landing with a shelved hot press and walk-in store room.’
    • ‘Along the hallway there is a sizable hot press with plenty of storage space, as well as understairs storage.’
    • ‘There are three rooms off the inner hallway - a utility room which is plumbed for a washing machine, a hot press, and a small bathroom with a bath and tiled floor.’


[with object]
  • Press (paper, cloth, etc.) with a hot press.

    ‘hot-pressed paper’
    • ‘In 1946, Irmann and co-workers were preparing rod specimens for spectrographic analysis by hot pressing mixtures of pure aluminum and other metal powders.’
    • ‘With an appropriate bulk composition it might be possible to use this to generate a ceramic or synroc-like waste form without the costs and hazards associated with pre-disposal hot pressing etc.’