machine shop

noun

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 Her father launched it the year she was born, in 1984, in a massive 19th-century textile machine shop in Whitinsville, a village in the Central Massachusetts town of Northbridge that was once a mecca of American industrial development. Katie Johnston, BostonGlobe.com, "It was the company her father started and she then led. Employees were like family. Now, she had to let them go.," 6 Feb. 2021 The property had long been a factory that manufactured oil well equipment and later a machine shop. Los Angeles Times, "This L.A. project shows that homeless housing can be done quickly and cheaply," 18 Jan. 2021 Back in 1992, Rob Musgraves took a job sweeping floors at a machine shop. Donna Kiesling, chicagotribune.com, "Guest column: Ivy Tech, Hammond Area Career Center partner on Machining Academy," 10 Dec. 2020 At one time the Harvey family had a machine shop on East Preston Street in Johnston Square. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "A $6 million (plus) gift to Johnston Square," 5 Dec. 2020 In his early 30s, Frank Butler owned a small machine shop in North Hollywood, Calif., making parts for manufacturing companies. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Weekend Sailor Turned a Hobby Into a Big Business," 3 Dec. 2020 Brass Roots, a two-lot development with office, warehouse and machine shop spaces. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "See what new construction projects are in your Allen neighborhood: hotel, dog park or tea shop?," 2 Dec. 2020 See Cheney Hall and the former silk mills, South Manchester Railroad, machine shop, silk vault and neighborhoods of worker housing. courant.com, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 8 Oct. 2020 See Cheney Hall and the former silk mills, South Manchester Railroad, machine shop, silk vault and neighborhoods of worker housing. courant.com, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of machine shop

1827, in the meaning defined above

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23 Feb 2021

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“Machine shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machine%20shop. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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machine shop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of machine shop

: a place where metal parts are made and put together

machine shop

noun

Kids Definition of machine shop

: a workshop in which metal articles are put together

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