machine shop

See synonyms for machine shop on
  1. a workshop in which metal and other substances are cut, shaped, etc., by machine tools.

Origin of machine shop

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Words Nearby machine shop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use machine shop in a sentence

  • Father put him in the machine-shop over at the Pump Works—best thing in the world for him—and he was just plain no account.

    The Turmoil | Booth Tarkington
  • Some genius in the machine shop altered a matchlock musket to flintlock and showed the local gunsmiths how to do it.

    Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for machine shop

machine shop

  1. a workshop in which machine tools are operated

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