[ wurk-bench ]
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  1. 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. 2023

How to use workbench in a sentence

  • The blue lights of the welding torches, the white light of the workbenches.

    Hunters Out of Space | Joseph Everidge Kelleam
  • Lunch was eaten from their workbenches, but the inventors reluctantly halted at dinnertime.

  • You can crowd desks and pews and workbenches without much danger, but not outlooks and personalities, not beds and doorsteps.

    The Face of the Fields | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Fumbling under wrecked and overturned tables and workbenches, Johnny found an old and rusted pie tin.

    Make Mine Homogenized | Rick Raphael
  • Ten thousand workbenches stood in orderly rows beyond the machines.

British Dictionary definitions for workbench


/ (ˈwɜːkˌbɛntʃ) /

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

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