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 Get the Husky 4-Foot Wood-Top Workbench for $265.99 (Save $114): The pegboard storage makes for easy tool access on this durable workbench. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The Home Depot has major discounts for Black Friday 2020—here are the best deals," 24 Nov. 2020 Next, clamp each leg to the workbench, and use a sharp chisel to finish cutting the mortises to size. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, "Make a Kitchen Table That Will Last Generations," 14 Nov. 2020 Nearby the Stone Cutter Monument is a workbench honoring the legacy of stone carver Lewis Baker. Christine Fernando, The Indianapolis Star, "The cemetery documents Bedford's past. But its historic limestone monuments are crumbling.," 28 Oct. 2020 Why bother setting up a workbench when the tailgate's right there? Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "2021 Ford F-150's 10 Most Interesting Features and Changes," 2 Oct. 2020 Clamp this to your workbench and use it to set the seat and back assembly at the correct angle. Ted Kilcommons, Popular Mechanics, "This Modern Adirondack Chair Is a Great Woodworking Challenge," 18 July 2020 Sooner or later, such hybrid-entanglement experiments should become more compact and efficient, breaking free of the workbench to become workhorses that are compatible with telecoms’ existing fiber-optic networks. Dhananjay Khadilkar, Scientific American, "‘Hybrid’ Quantum Networking Demonstrated for First Time," 2 July 2020 It has also been redesigned to function better as a workbench. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Ford's powerful new F-150 offers fully reclining seats, a bottle opener, and a hybrid option," 25 June 2020 There were bolts of thick, dyed leather on the workbench. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "For frequent travelers ready to get back on board, dialing in your luggage is key," 13 June 2020

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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 5 Dec. 2020.

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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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