from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bench outside an alehouse where drinkers can sit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bench in or before an alehouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bench in or before an ale-house.


ale +‎ bench (Wiktionary)


  • The real facts would have been sufficient to excite uneasiness and indignation: but the real facts were lost amidst a crowd of wild rumours which flew without ceasing from coffeehouse to coffeehouse and from alebench to alebench, and became more wonderful and terrible at every stage of the progress.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 2


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