workbench

noun
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 Several workbenches had been shoved against the walls, and the four engineers spread out, cluttering every surface with computers and other equipment. David L. Craddock, Ars Technica, "How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600," 14 Sep. 2019 Left to rely on just its training data, machine learning can be kind of dumb, unable to discern common objects in uncommon location, like a hammer on a bed (pictured above) instead of a workbench. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Why Machine Learning Is Still Dumb (And How We Might Fix It)," 17 Dec. 2019 The final product here falls somewhere between an actual workbench and a piece of plywood laid across two saw horses. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "Build a semi-permanent work surface you can put away easily," 10 Nov. 2019 The centerpiece of the shop is a large, square workbench, the sides of which store dozens of traditional hand tools. Jeff Csatari, Popular Mechanics, "How a Former Advertising Executive Found His Purpose in Leathercraft," 13 Dec. 2019 On a recent visit, students clustered in small groups around workbenches to practice building circuits that would make small motors run. USA TODAY, "The US held a record number of migrant children in custody in 2019," 13 Nov. 2019 On a recent visit, students clustered in small groups around workbenches to practice building circuits that would make small motors run. Garance Burke, Twin Cities, "US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019," 12 Nov. 2019 Standing amid workbenches and sewing machines, belt sanders and hand tools, Merrell began building my boots, helped by Preston Barker, 24, who started working here as an apprentice two years ago. Los Angeles Times, "He was seeking custom-made boots. The journey led to a life deeply touched by love and death and leather," 22 Oct. 2019 There's also a new upgrade system with workbenches. cleveland, "Fortnite is live again with a new map and more ways to level up," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of workbench

circa 1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Workbench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workbench. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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workbench

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How to pronounce workbench (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of workbench

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

workbench

noun
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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