work·​piece ˈwərk-ˌpēs How to pronounce workpiece (audio)
: a piece of work in process of manufacture

Examples of workpiece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clamps with extra padding, or that have jaws with a lot of surface area, are less likely to damage a workpiece while still providing enough pressure to be effective. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 8 Aug. 2023 These are mounted to a base or workbench, and keep both hands free to manipulate and control your workpiece. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 8 Aug. 2023 Hold a workpiece to the bench, and slide a square up to the cut mark. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 7 June 2023 In this case, the ends of the workpiece have been carefully ground square to the sides. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 26 Apr. 2023 Continue across the width of the workpiece. Paul Steiner, Popular Mechanics, 24 Mar. 2023 The large contact surfaces ensure that pressure is spread evenly, and the low 330-pound clamping force greatly reduces the chances of over-tightening and damaging your workpiece. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 8 Feb. 2023 To cut a stopped groove, make a registration mark on the side of the workpiece that indicates where the groove stops. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 27 Mar. 2021 Unlike typical drill bits that can easily crack or shatter your workpiece, glass drill bits are designed with extremely hard tips. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 26 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of workpiece was in 1876

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“Workpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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