noun

  • 1Printed matter; printed type, often as distinguished from illustrations, etc.

  • 2Usually in plural (frequently with singular concord). A factory in which fabrics are printed.

  • 3Artwork or designs produced from an engraved or etched metal plate, wooden block, etc.; the template from which such work is produced.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From print + work.

Pronunciation

print-work

/ˈprɪntwəːk/