- any of various devices for holding work in a machine tool, especially one for machining in a straight line, as in a planer or milling machine.
- any of various devices for holding parts in certain positions during welding, assembly, etc.
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Origin of fixture
OTHER WORDS FROM fixturefix·ture·less, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for fixture
The energy economy has always been a fixture of Texas life, and that has not changed.
Carter has also been a fixture on boards and expert panels, in think tanks and at universities.Ashton Carter, the Wonk Who Would Lead the Pentagon|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in California, where carports are already common, solar canopies have become a fixture.
Since Bridesmaids, McCarthy has been a fixture at the box office, with at least one new starring vehicle every year.The Trials of ‘Tammy’: Stop Policing Melissa McCarthy’s Body|Teo Bugbee|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1998, he became a regular Tuesday fixture, assisting viewers in relationship issues and offering general life advice.
The short ladder was a fixture and he couldn't move it from its place, even if it had been long enough to be of any use.Nurse Heatherdale's Story|Mary Louisa Molesworth
This casting is mounted on a fixture which is bolted to the main table.Turning and Boring|Franklin D. Jones
He had become a fixture when we came back, but he always shunned advances from my family.The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson|Laura Dent Crane
This fixture is so constructed that all waste pipes and trap come under the floor level with no way of getting to them from below.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
In fact, the whole of the fittings are so contrived that they have the appearance of fixture.The Gastronomic Regenerator:|Alexis Soyer
British Dictionary definitions for fixture
- a sports match or social occasion
- the date of such an event