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bench hook

noun, Carpentry.
a device with a hooklike part fitting over the front edge of a workbench as a means of preventing an object from slipping toward the rear of the bench.
Origin of bench hook
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The bench hook is a very useful article to have about the work bench.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • Its use was illustrated in making the bench hook and shooting board.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • The bench hook is designed to protect the bench from saw marks and the cuts of chisels, gouges, etc.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • This seemed easier after the experience of making the bench hook, and Harry knew how to test for squareness with the try square.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • The wood about the semi-circular top was removed with saw and chisel, the board held for the chiselling flat on the bench hook.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster

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