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 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 Start by clamping or screwing the sharpener to your workbench. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Sharpen Your Chainsaw Like a Pro," 24 July 2019 My uncle Ron Fletcher, a luthier, got up from a workbench at his home, in Lower Manhattan, and looked south out a window, down Lispenard Street. Caroline Lester, The New Yorker, "The Continuing Legacy of 9/11," 11 Sep. 2019 The tools were chisels and gouges with a variety of blades; Mr. Esterly had 130 such implements on hand at his workbench. BostonGlobe.com, "David Esterly, master carver steeped in history and nature, dies at 75," 22 June 2019 When the bed is in the up position, a table flips open for use as a workbench or an additional cooking space. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Four-wheel-drive camper van is prepped for off-grid adventure," 19 Aug. 2019 The tools were chisels and gouges with a variety of blades; Mr. Esterly had 130 such implements on hand at his workbench. BostonGlobe.com, "David Esterly, master carver steeped in history and nature, dies at 75," 22 June 2019

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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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workbenches. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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