Definition of stop press in English:

stop press


  • [mass noun] Late news inserted in a newspaper or periodical either at the last moment before printing or after printing has begun (especially as a heading):

    [as modifier] ‘stop-press news’
    • ‘Last week, our editor slipped in a bit of stop press news on the front page about the long-awaited announcement on collection centres.’
    • ‘Tuesday, I know, is Press Day and there is an inevitable rush to include the latest ‘stop press' news items and last minute copy changes.’
    • ‘We can be grateful to the editor, however, for two very interesting and polished papers in this‘stop press' section.’


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