Definition of hot press in US 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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A hot press used in making plywood.
      • ‘Pre-pressed panels are, as indicated above, loaded into the hot press one per opening.’
      • ‘Soft plywood for indoor use is bonded in a hot press using urea and formaldehyde resins.’


[with object]
  • Press with a hot press.

    • ‘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.’