machine shop


: a workshop in which work is machined to size and assembled

Examples of machine shop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In what could only be described as a stroke of luck, Latimer was working as a draftsman at a machine shop in Bridgeport when Hiram Maxim, who would go onto invent the machine gun, came in one day. IEEE Spectrum, 25 Oct. 2023 Her father had a small machine shop on Long Island, and her mother was an offset printing supervisor. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 3 Sep. 2023 The brothers, speaking only basic English, worked first in the California orange groves, before banding together and using their background as mechanical engineers to establish a machine shop in Berkeley in 1915, working under the name Jacuzzi Brothers Incorporated. Saskia Solomon, New York Times, 11 Aug. 2023 Hilcorp, Halliburton and Northern Solutions, a machine shop providing services to oil companies, are named in the investigation, according to online reports from the federal agency. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Aug. 2023 His mother had to take over the family business, a machine shop that made gears. Oli Coleman, Rolling Stone, 12 Apr. 2023 This session will allow attendees to meet program representatives and tour the machine shop. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2023 Steve Macias, a co-owner of a small machine shop in Phoenix, said orders from the semiconductor industry have slowed as the demand for home electronics crested. Lydia Depillis, New York Times, 2 May 2023 A number of other buildings on-site, including a barn and machine shop, lie on 19 acres that may eventually be sold while retaining a conservation easement. Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of machine shop was in 1827

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“Machine shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

machine shop

: a workshop in which metal articles are machined and assembled

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