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 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, "Build This Customizable A-Frame Toolbox," 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, "Upgrade Your Backyard and Build This Classic Lounger," 1 Feb. 2020 When the torch is held close to the workpiece an electric arc forms between its surface and the wire. The Economist, "Giant 3D printers for making boats, bridges, buildings and rockets," 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, "How to Use a Torque Wrench to Keep Your Car from Flying Apart," 26 Feb. 2019 Cut the wood with the factory edge to roughly the same length as your workpiece, and keep the width around 5 to 6 inches. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Straighten a Board Edge Without a Jointer," 31 Aug. 2016 This will serve as a guide to cut the edge for the workpiece. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Straighten a Board Edge Without a Jointer," 31 Aug. 2016 The lesson of this project: small workpieces are best sanded into the kitchen sink, which leaves a saw-dusting on nearby counters but not a whole lot on the floor. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Joy and Agony of Woodworking in a Tiny Apartment," 10 Mar. 2017 Air is then removed by the vacuum, which compresses the layers over the mold to produce a laminated workpiece. Tim Layton, Popular Mechanics, "Mastering the Art of Vacuum Bagging," 14 Aug. 2013

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First Known Use of workpiece

1876, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2020

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“Workpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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