- 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.
Origin of fixture
Examples 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
- a sports match or social occasion
- the date of such an event
Word Origin for fixture
1590s, "act of fixing," perhaps from fix (v.) on model of mixture. Meaning "anything fixed or securely fastened" is from 1812.