- work done at a workbench, worktable, etc., as in a factory or laboratory.
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Examples from the Web for bench work
But he'd bin used to bench-work all his life, an' didn't know what to make of it.Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer
George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)