press cake

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Noun[edit]

press cake ‎(plural press cakes)

  1. A cake of compressed material, such as the cake resulting from compressing the meal powder in making gunpowder; the pressed product at various stages of coal tar manufacture; or the vegetable residue after the sugar has been expressed in beet-sugar manufacture.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.