Presser bar, or Presser wheel(Knitting machine), a bar or wheel which closes the barbs of the needles to enable the loops of the yarn to pass over them.Presser foot, the part of a sewing machine which rests on the cloth and presses it down upon the table of the machine.

(Press"gang`) n. See Press gang, under Press.

(Press"ing), a. Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity.Press"ing*ly, adv.

(Pres"sion) n. [L. pressio: cf. F. pression. See 4th Press.]

1. The act of pressing; pressure. Sir I. Newton.

2. (Cartesian Philos.) An endeavor to move.

(Pres`si*ros"ter) n. [L. presssus pressed (p. p. of premere) + rostrum beak: cf. F. pressirostre. See 4th Press.] (Zoöl.) One of a tribe of wading birds (Pressirostres) including those which have a compressed beak, as the plovers.

(Pres`si*ros"tral) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the pressirosters.

(Pres"si*tant) a. [See 4th Press.] Gravitating; heavy. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(Pres"sive) a. Pressing; urgent; also, oppressive; as, pressive taxation. [R.] Bp. Hall.

(Press"ly) adv. Closely; concisely. [Obs.]

(Press"man) n.; pl. Pressmen

1. One who manages, or attends to, a press, esp. a printing press.

2. One who presses clothes; as, a tailor's pressman.

(Press"man), n. [See 2d Press.] One of a press gang, who aids in forcing men into the naval service; also, one forced into the service.

(Press"or) a. (Physiol.) Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of pressure; as, pressor nerve fibers, stimulation of which excites the vasomotor center, thus causing a stronger contraction of the arteries and consequently an increase of the arterial blood pressure; — opposed to depressor. Landois & Stirling.

(Press"pack`) v. t. To pack, or prepare for packing, by means of a press.

(Pres"sur*age) n. [F.]

1. Pressure.

2. The juice of the grape extracted by the press; also, a fee paid for the use of a wine press.

(Pres"sure) n. [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]

1. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand.

Presser to Presuppose

(Press"er) n. One who, or that which, presses.

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