One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 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.’
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.’
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