Definition of pressman in English:



  • 1British A journalist.

    • ‘His name in the Scotland 22 is enough to get the pressmen hovering.’
    • ‘Although neither of the pressmen has ever met Faldo previously, they are far from apprehensive at the prospect of doing so.’
    • ‘‘Lewis-Tyson is the matchup the whole world has been waiting for, I am confident I will cement my legacy,’ he told eager pressmen today.’
    • ‘Not pressmen, just ordinary fans astonished at the sights and sounds descending on their town.’
    • ‘By adding rumors that the money had been spent on fur coats for his wife Pat and other symbols of graft, the pressmen were assured of ending his candidacy.’
    • ‘That his company, which went public in 1971, has delivered impressive financial results - particularly in the years after the pressmen's strike - makes that independence and its outstanding journalism possible.’
    • ‘A pressman from the paper noticed it and called the newsroom, but it was too late to pull the illustration.’
    • ‘In November 2000 the Newspaper Guild and pressmen settled.’
    • ‘For all the players, the day ended with the inevitable scramble through the waiting hordes of pressmen to the safety of their cars.’
    • ‘Lee et al. described pulmonary and upper respiratory tract symptoms among newspaper pressmen exposed to solvents.’
    • ‘Disguised and escorted, I was led through a mass of waiting pressmen and reporters, and shown into some offices within the building.’
    • ‘He was thinking like a journalist when he became the first Australian captain to allow pressmen into the dressing room at the end of a match.’
    • ‘In 1872, a pressman for The Providence Journal turned an old express wagon into an eatery, thus creating the first diner.’
    • ‘Carefully coded, to deceive hoards of information hungry pressmen waiting in Kathmandu, the two were charged with delivering the momentous breakthrough.’
    • ‘Littmann's late father was a newspaper pressman who later became a mason and contractor.’
    • ‘After a little hide and seek with the waiting pressmen, the authorities quickly whisked him into the casualty ward no. 2 at the ground floor through gate 1.’
    • ‘So Angus gave a series of interviews to various pressmen.’
    • ‘I personally have not met any pressmen or others who raised this issue to me.’
    • ‘Though he has had his troubles with the media, that desire always to look forward is an almost endearing trait in him, one that brought a sincere chorus of ‘good luck on Tuesday’ from the pressmen present.’
    • ‘Royal Ascot spokesman Nick Smith said the racing event always used walkie-talkies for its staff, including caterers, security guards, pressmen and general managers.’
    the media, the newspapers, the papers, the news media, journalism, the newspaper world, the newspaper business, the print media, the fourth estate
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  • 2A person who operates a printing press.

    • ‘On that May afternoon, after the pressmen and typesetters had gone home for the day, 12 men filed through his doors.’
    • ‘Two of the three shifts for pressmen will now go to five day weeks from four, while mail room workers will see the top rate for new workers cut from $15 an hour to $11.’
    • ‘He is listed as a pressman at Brown and Bigelow, a printing factory, with a wife named Evelyn.’
    • ‘‘He's like a shadow figure,’ said Omar Milosevich, a retired pressman from Hoboken.’
    • ‘The four-year deal called for a total of 10.5 percent in wage increases, but included an increase in workloads for pressmen who will move from a four-day to a five-day workweek.’
    • ‘But she needed both eyes open to stare down the pressmen's union during a turbulent strike, build the Post into a media powerhouse and calmly preside over the premier newspaper in the nation's capital.’
    • ‘In the early 1920s, he settled on a career as a pressman for The Florida Times-Union for the princely salary of $15 a week.’
    • ‘In the end, management refused to buckle, permanent replacements were brought in, and most of the pressmen lost their jobs.’
    • ‘Once the design is approved, the puzzles are dismantled and reassembled by scientists, engineers, pressmen and others at BEP, and then printed with all the pieces [combined].’
    • ‘At the age of six, he would walk a few blocks to the four-thousand-circulation Graham Leader and watch the papers roll off the presses; sometimes the pressmen bought him ice cream.’
    • ‘For decades the small but powerful unions of printers and pressmen had won rich contract settlements as well as expensive press manning clauses and lifetime job guarantees for the compositors displaced by computerized typesetting.’