machine shop


Definition of 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 See Cheney Hall, the former silk mills, South Manchester Railroad, machine shop, silk vault, neighborhoods of worker housing, and the Old Manchester Museum., "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 19 Sep. 2019 Smith was in the machine shop of the USS Whitney, a destroyer tender, when the air raid began. Billy Cox, USA TODAY, "Pearl Harbor veterans' memories of the 'day of infamy' live on after 78 years," 8 Dec. 2019 Platform has worked for two years readying the building, a former machine shop. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Phunkenship set to open as Platform Beer Co.’s sour facility-taproom (photos, video)," 23 Oct. 2019 Trevor Bird, an inmate who has gone through multiple levels of training in the San Quentin machine shop over the last four years, now assists other men to become teaching assistants in the program. Keri Brenner, The Mercury News, "San Quentin adult school named 1st ‘Distinguished School’ in California corrections," 19 July 2019 It was organized around a two-story laboratory, with chemistry experiments on the top floor and a machine shop below. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, "The Real Nature of Thomas Edison’s Genius," 21 Oct. 2019 Its facilities included multiple offices, wet and dry science labs, a machine shop, a gym, a movie lounge, an infirmary, and satellite internet access that enabled Vescovo to conduct business from the middle of nowhere. Susan Casey, Outside Online, "One Man's Wild Quest to Reach the Bottom of Every Ocean," 22 Oct. 2019 Many machine shops did business with aerospace companies from out in Wichita, Kansas. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "25 Great Moon Landing Stories from Popular Mechanics Readers," 20 July 2019 In Miami, Carl Robert Brown, 51, kills eight people with a shotgun at a machine shop. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Deadliest mass shootings in modern US history," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of machine shop

1827, in the meaning defined above

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9 Feb 2020

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“Machine shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of machine shop

: a place where metal parts are made and put together

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Kids Definition of machine shop

: a workshop in which metal articles are put together

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