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machine shop

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noun
  1. a workshop in which metal and other substances are cut, shaped, etc., by machine tools.
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Origin of machine shop

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for machine shop

Historical Examples

  • Outside of the machine-shop, the old, familiar yellow sun was shining.

    The Eternal Wall

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • He didn't know that this machine-shop was built from his own memories of the original.

    The Eternal Wall

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • This he gladly accepted, using what knowledge he had gained in the machine-shop.

  • So the next morning he asked his father's leave to enter a machine-shop.

  • "And have a representation of the machine-shop there," said his companion.

    The Bobbin Boy

    William M. Thayer


British Dictionary definitions for machine shop

machine shop

noun
  1. a workshop in which machine tools are operated
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