the bench

Definition of the bench

1 law :the place where a judge sits in a court of law
  • The lawyer asked if he could approach the bench.
2 :a long seat where the members of a sports team wait during a game for a chance to play
  • He spent most of his season on the bench.
  • He plays better coming off the bench.

Word by Word Definitions

bench play
  1. : a long seat for two or more persons

  2. : a thwart in a boat

  3. : a seat on which the members of an athletic team await a turn or opportunity to play

  1. : to furnish with benches

  2. : to seat on a bench

  3. : to remove from or keep out of a game


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