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

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Additional features include an inviting covered front porch with non-skid porcelain tile entry, finished garage space for three cars with extensive storage cabinetry, workbench and utility sink, surround sound, and security cameras. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Hilltop location with panoramic views in Dublin," 18 June 2019 There’s a computer set up on a workbench, with a virtual-reality headset and two hand controls, each operating one side of the vehicle—treads and monitors. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "The Tank That's Tougher Than Wildfire," 13 Nov. 2018 Prep the Work Area Prepare a clean, flat, hard surface for cutting glass, such as a sturdy workbench or thick piece of plywood. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Cut Glass," 11 Feb. 2019 Folding out in horizontal segments, this tailgate has more positions than a yoga master class, including a workbench position, perfectly elevated at about chest height—which Dad could have used, along with a leather apron. Dan Neil, WSJ, "A Luxury Truck Showdown: Ram 1500 vs. GMC Sierra," 11 Oct. 2018 My kitchen counter has a very light faux-marble veneer, but, the workbench in my office, like me, dates back to the 1970s. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Puppy Cube mini-review: 720p limits the potential, but it works surprisingly well," 30 Oct. 2018 Hotel Yan Beyond an untidy metal lattice exterior is a surprisingly on-point lobby that resembles a hip coworking space, with long tables and workbenches, a cafe-bar and mod chandeliers. Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "25 Best Hotels in Singapore," 28 Feb. 2018 But a few were individuals from Southeast Michigan just looking for some tools, a workbench, and even a piece of history. David Kiley, Popular Mechanics, "GM Makes Money, Closes Factories," 15 Nov. 2010 The new contract services shop, equipped with such wood shop staples as a table saw, band saw, drill press, sanding equipment and workbench, is to be staffed by some of the 18 shop technicians who now help members with shop equipment. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Baltimore's Open Works launches commercial fabrication shop; aims for a manufacturing renaissance," 2 July 2018

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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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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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