a sturdy table at which an artisan works.

Origin of workbench

First recorded in 1775–85; work + bench Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for workbench

Contemporary Examples of workbench

Historical Examples of workbench

  • The average home mechanic with a few tools seldom has a place to work and is usually without a workbench.

  • Before daylight, Tom was back at his workbench ready to begin assembling the units of his new sonar gear.

  • In an instant the workman sprang up, wiped his stool with his apron for me, and sat down himself on his workbench.

  • Banasel turned back to the workbench, studied the labels on the drawers for a moment, then opened one.

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  • As they finished and sat down to wait for the girls, Rick picked up one of the radio units on the workbench.

British Dictionary definitions for workbench



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