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English → English (WordNet) Definition: press of sail press of sail n : the greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely [syn: press of canvas]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Press of sail Press \Press\, n. [F. presse. See 4th Press.] 1. An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses. [1913 Webster] Note: Presses are differently constructed for various purposes in the arts, their specific uses being commonly designated; as, a cotton press, a wine press, a cider press, a copying press, etc. See Drill press. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, a printing press. [1913 Webster] 3. The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse. [1913 Webster] 4. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. The act of pressing or thronging forward. [1913 Webster] In their throng and press to that last hold. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements. [1913 Webster] 7. A multitude of individuals crowded together; ? crowd of single things; a throng. [1913 Webster] They could not come nigh unto him for the press. --Mark ii. 4. [1913 Webster] Cylinder press, a printing press in which the impression is produced by a revolving cylinder under which the form passes; also, one in which the form of type or plates is curved around a cylinder, instead of resting on a flat bed. Hydrostatic press. See under Hydrostatic. Liberty of the press, the free right of publishing books, pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous, seditious, or morally pernicious matters. Press bed, a bed that may be folded, and inclosed, in a press or closet. --Boswell. Press of sail, (Naut.), as much sail as the state of the wind will permit. [1913 Webster]


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