from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A printing press in which the type, locked into a chase, is supported by a flat surface or bed and the paper is applied to the type either by a flat platen or by a cylinder against which the bed moves.

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  • noun a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type


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