workpiece

noun
work·​piece | \ˈwərk-ˌpēs \

Definition of workpiece 

: a piece of work in process of manufacture

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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 Here's one cutting a spiral pattern into a workpiece, much like the texture on metal stairs used to increase traction, into a cylinder of metal. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Watch a Lathe Cut a Spiral Pattern Effortlessly Into Metal," 1 June 2017 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

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First Known Use of workpiece

1876, in the meaning defined above

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