- 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
How to use fixture in a sentence
No schools, churches or hospitals have been rebuilt yet, though temporary structures are now permanent fixtures on the landscape.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He becomes increasingly paranoid by the societal fixtures around him—a ticking clock, a ringing phone.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing|Marlow Stern|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even bizarre (in retrospect) acts like Korn, Blink 182, Kid Rock, and Eminem were regular fixtures on the program.‘TRL’ Turns 15: The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite Moments|The Daily Beast|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“When we had gun practice, each blast shook the ship so much, the light fixtures come out of the ceilings,” she recalls.Pearl Harbor’s Anniversary Sparks Memories of a Long-Ago Dance Contest|Michael Daly|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Long fixtures of the private sector, end-of-year bonuses have the power to incentivize efficiency or workplace innovation.Federal Employees Rake in Millions in Added Pay and Bonuses|Daniel Stone|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Whenever fixtures annexed to real estate retain the character of personal property they may be mortgaged.
Annexations of this kind are called trade fixtures and the law is liberal in permitting their removal.
Intention is the guide to determine what passes in such a sale, as in cases of fixtures already considered.
The first thing to note in Fig. 46 is the number and kinds of fixtures to be drained.
There is in the drawing a 2-inch waste extending to the fixtures above.
British Dictionary definitions for fixture
- a sports match or social occasion
- the date of such an event