machine shop

noun

Definition of machine shop 

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

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By McClatchy One employee Piazza didn't expect to move was a 66-year-old machine shop supervisor who grew up in Sonoma and has worked for the company his entire 46-year career. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "This California employer is relocating to Idaho. Many of his employees are coming with him.," 14 May 2018 Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Fraley moved to California and served as a waitress before becoming one of the first women to work in the Naval Station's machine shop after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Maria Carter, Country Living, "The Real-Life Rosie the Riveter, Naomi Parker Fraley, Has Died," 23 Jan. 2018 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, chicagotribune.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "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

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First Known Use of machine shop

1827, in the meaning defined above

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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

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Kids Definition of machine shop

: a workshop in which metal articles are put together

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