bench dog

noun

Definition of bench dog

  1. :  a wooden or metal peg set into the surface of a workbench in order to secure an item Clamp the blank between bench dogs, then use a sharp block plane to refine the profile. — Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, November 1997

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1867

First Known Use of bench dog

1867


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