- 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
Related Words for fixturesdevice, equipment, component, accessory, appendage, appurtenance, attachment
Examples from the Web for fixtures
Contemporary Examples of 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
February 7, 2012
The couple, who married in 2003, were regular, if odd, fixtures on the Washington social circuit.'They Need a Spanking'
Rebecca Dana, Lloyd Grove
November 28, 2009
Historical Examples of fixtures
There are no fixtures to men, if we appeal to consciousness.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a matter of fact, the only fixtures were the cook and second girl.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
The amount of leakage is, therefore, in direct proportion to the number of fixtures.
Between the soil-pipe and the fixtures a trap must be provided with a water-seal of about an inch.
I must say that any mention of fixtures has always bored me intensely.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
- 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.