work·​piece | \ ˈwərk-ˌpēs How to pronounce workpiece (audio) \

Definition of workpiece

: a piece of work in process of manufacture

Examples of workpiece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a tenoning jig to hold the workpiece vertically. Rosario Capotosto, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2021 The nomenclature is tricky in this respect: A similar cut made along the length of the workpiece, such as in the edge or face of the board, is known simply as a groove, not a dado. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 24 Feb. 2021 Some are hollow, so a drill or boring attachment can be fed through the tailstock and into the end of the workpiece while it’s still fully supported. Bob Beacham,, 26 Feb. 2021 Dowels have a tendency to rotate slightly when cut with a miter saw, which can lead to uneven or scorched cuts, so use a cradle that securely holds the workpiece. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 12 Dec. 2020 The workpiece wouldn't be sufficiently supported by the saw's fence, and the blade could easily grab the piece and pull my hand into its path. Paul Steiner, Popular Mechanics, 19 Sep. 2020 Drive a couple of screws through each arm and into the back support, taking care not to blow out through the workpiece. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 1 Feb. 2020 When the torch is held close to the workpiece an electric arc forms between its surface and the wire. The Economist, 14 Nov. 2019 Friction arises from the threads as well as the rotating bolt face scrubbing along the stationary workpiece. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 26 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of workpiece

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of workpiece was in 1876

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12 Sep 2021

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“Workpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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