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[wurk-bench] /ˈwɜrkˌbɛntʃ/
a sturdy table at which an artisan works.
Origin of workbench
First recorded in 1775-85; work + bench Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All the sunlight fell upon the tailor's workbench by the window.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • After a moment he swung himself from the workbench and turned toward the door.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Jed put his elbows on the workbench and covered his face with his hands.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Jed, leaning forward in his chair by the workbench, put his hand to his forehead.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Again Phillips shifted in his seat on the edge of the workbench.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Jed stepped forward and peered over the workbench at the chair.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He crossed to the workbench, picked up the sword, and stroked its blade.

    The Players Everett B. Cole
  • He put the sword on the workbench and took an instrument from a cabinet.

    The Players Everett B. Cole
  • If he could have carpenters' tools and a workbench he could build an observatory, if it were wanted.

    The Peterkin Papers Lucretia P Hale
British Dictionary definitions for workbench


a heavy table at which work is done by a carpenter, mechanic, toolmaker, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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