- a workshop in which metal and other substances are cut, shaped, etc., by machine tools.
Origin of machine shop
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for machine shop
Outside of the machine-shop, the old, familiar yellow sun was shining.
He didn't know that this machine-shop was built from his own memories of the original.
This he gladly accepted, using what knowledge he had gained in the machine-shop.Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous
Sarah K. Bolton
So the next morning he asked his father's leave to enter a machine-shop.Queer Stories for Boys and Girls
"And have a representation of the machine-shop there," said his companion.The Bobbin Boy
William M. Thayer
- a workshop in which machine tools are operated
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