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workbench

[wurk-bench]
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noun
  1. a sturdy table at which an artisan works.
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Origin of workbench

First recorded in 1775–85; work + bench
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Examples from the Web for workbench

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  • All the sunlight fell upon the tailor's workbench by the window.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • After a moment he swung himself from the workbench and turned toward the door.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Jed put his elbows on the workbench and covered his face with his hands.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Jed, leaning forward in his chair by the workbench, put his hand to his forehead.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Again Phillips shifted in his seat on the edge of the workbench.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for workbench

workbench

noun
  1. a heavy table at which work is done by a carpenter, mechanic, toolmaker, etc
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