noun Chiefly British Library Science.
a symbol indicating the location of a book in the library.

1675–85; press1 + mark1 Unabridged
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pressmark (ˈprɛsˌmɑːk)
library science a location mark on a book indicating a specific bookcase
[C19: from press1 (in the sense: cupboard) + mark1]

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