- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM fixturefix·ture·less, adjective
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How to use fixture in a sentence
My wife would even say I’m handy around the house, fixing broken light fixtures, leaky faucets, unsquared door frames.Traditional school isn’t always the way to go, and I wish my parents had seen that earlier|Kenneth R. Rosen|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
The science behind these fancy light fixtures is even more simple than you might think—and it’s surprisingly effective.
There were bright blue cabinets and mismatched geometric light fixtures.The science-backed ways to make your home a happier place to be|Alexandra Ossola|January 24, 2021|Quartz
Miller’s casket was carried into the historic State House by troopers who served along with him and placed under its dome, steps away from the Senate chamber, where he was a fixture at the rostrum for three decades.Maryland Senate President Miller lies in state: ‘Lion of the Senate’|Ovetta Wiggins|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
If you don’t want the foosball table to be a permanent fixture in your space, there are foldable and portable options available.
The energy economy has always been a fixture of Texas life, and that has not changed.
Airlines in particular have been a regular fixture on the CEI list.
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.
She has been a regular fixture in the British gossip pages despite a hectic schedule of rehearsals.
The terminal C is held to the metal covering of the fixture, while the end D is held to one of the wires.
In testing a fixture, the plug A is turned into a socket of some source of current, and a lamp is turned into the socket B.
The person who cares for things unusual will find the candle sconce made of a cowhorn a suitable fixture for the den.
The supply pipe to every fixture should have a stop on it directly under the fixture.
Therefore the piping for this fixture must be of a permanent nature.
British Dictionary definitions for fixture
- a sports match or social occasion
- the date of such an event