work·​bench | \ ˈwərk-ˌbench How to pronounce workbench (audio) \

Definition of workbench

: a bench on which work especially of mechanics, machinists, and carpenters is performed

Examples of workbench in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At another workbench a couple yards away, Bennett is installing the back braces for a guitar. Matt Wake |, al, 3 Jan. 2022 Glue and clamp the parts together on a workbench [6]. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021 One image included in the exhibition shows Cooke, in the late 1940s, bent over her workbench intently focused on a piece of metal. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2021 Dunleavy’s garage was outfitted with a workbench, a tool chest, an air compressor, a stand-alone hot tub, and an array of empty steel industrial barrels stacked on their ends. Richard Preston, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 California Closets workbench storage systems are ideal for those who love gardening, woodworking, or simply organizing their tool collection. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2021 Lay the two side pieces on your workbench, and rout the ¼-in.-deep dado joints that hold the shelves. Tim Faszer, Popular Mechanics, 13 Mar. 2021 Bench table saws are the smallest of the bunch, and are meant to be bolted to a table or workbench, or attached to a stand. Popular Science, 1 Mar. 2021 My next stop was to ask my 77-year-old dad for permission to use his workbench in the cellar. Chad Stokes, Popular Mechanics, 20 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of workbench

circa 1675, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of workbench was circa 1675

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“Workbench.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of workbench

: a long table that people use when they are working with tools


work·​bench | \ ˈwərk-ˌbench How to pronounce workbench (audio) \

Kids Definition of workbench

: a bench on which work is done (as by mechanics)

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