Definition of rolling press in English:

rolling press


  • 1A printing press in which the plate is passed on a flat bed under a revolving cylinder against which it is pressed; specifically a copperplate press of this type.

  • 2A press which flattens, smooths, etc., by means of cylinders or rollers; a rolling-machine.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Norden (c1547–1625), cartographer. From rolling + press.


rolling press

/ˈrəʊlɪŋ ˌprɛs/