- 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 fixtures
She took to the road to stump for her son John in 2008, and she quickly became one of the fixtures of the presidential campaign.Meghan McCain on Her Grandmother Roberta McCain’s 100th Birthday|Meghan McCain|February 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The couple, who married in 2003, were regular, if odd, fixtures on the Washington social circuit.
Intention is the guide to determine what passes in such a sale, as in cases of fixtures already considered.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
I must say that any mention of fixtures has always bored me intensely.Once a Week|Alan Alexander Milne
The married couple were fixtures, and had been with Miss Goold since she started housekeeping.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
Power purred along a network of lines, activated beams, turned off and on a series of fixtures in those coffin-beds.The Defiant Agents|Andre Alice Norton
From this circuit all branches are taken to supply all fixtures requiring hot water.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
British Dictionary definitions for fixtures
- a sports match or social occasion
- the date of such an event