machine shop


Definition of machine shop 

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

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That kind of downward mobility affected smaller machine shops and general manufacturing, depressing wages and fueling the sense of grievance and resentment that led to Mr. Trump’s rise. Michael Tackett, New York Times, "Blue-Collar Trump Voters Are Shrugging at Their Tax Cuts," 7 Mar. 2018 We were divided into groups and one group was to learn how to repair boats, the other was for repairing diesel engines and the other was the machine shop. Jennifer Johnson,, "Shout Out: William Sims, Park Ridge Memorial Day Parade grand marshal," 16 May 2018 Xometry will also incorporate a MakeTime program that gives machine shops in its network access to special offers on cutting tools, software, computer equipment and manufacturing equipment financing programs. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Custom-Parts Marketplace Xometry Raises $25 Million in New Funding," 10 July 2018 In the machine shop inside, amid piles of aluminum shavings, a linebacker-sized, friendly engineer named Jeff Winkleman is walking me through the painstaking process of turning a gun into a collection of numbers. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns," 10 July 2018 Its heyday ended long ago — when the building housed a Navy machine shop during World War II. Jon Chesto,, "Long-vacant waterfront building reopens as a construction company’s plumbing-HVAC center," 14 June 2018 His research ultimately homed in on Mrs. Fraley, who had worked in a Navy machine shop during World War II. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96," 22 Jan. 2018 The couple, who own a machine shop in Phoenix that manufactures aerospace parts, have lived most of their married life in rural areas, with an assortment of animals. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Granite Mountain Hotshots: An untold story from the day 19 firefighters died," 23 June 2018 In 2016, the company launched a robotics division, Arnold Automation, to sell robots that work in machine shops and factories taking on repetitive tasks such as putting products in boxes and sealing them. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Five Minutes with Mick Arnold of Arnold Packaging," 25 May 2018

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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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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