Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sturdy table or bench at which manual work is done, as by a machinist, carpenter, or jeweler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bench on which work is performed, as in a carpenter's shop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sturdy bench or table at which manual work is done by a carpenter, machinist and so on

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
  • noun a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic

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Examples

  • In a panic she was remembering how, when she'd been a little girl, she'd trailed her father around the house, for her father was so rarely in the house; sometimes she would discover him in the cellar at what he called his workbench; here, he had electrical tools, as well as hammers, pliers, screwdrivers.

    The Devil's Bedpost

  • In a panic she was remembering how, when she'd been a little girl, she'd trailed her father around the house, for her father was so rarely in the house; sometimes she would discover him in the cellar at what he called his workbench; here, he had electrical tools, as well as hammers, pliers, screwdrivers.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • So, I remind him that his workbench is a mess, and he says I never clean the crumbs from the counter after preparing sandwiches.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women

  • So, I remind him that his workbench is a mess, and he says I never clean the crumbs from the counter after preparing sandwiches.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women

  • The walls were covered with pictures and over the workbench was a cupboard containing books and songs; the little kitchen was full of shining plates and metal pans or by means of a ladder it was possible to go out on the roof where, in the gutters between it and the neighbor's house, there was a great chest filled with soil.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • The walls were covered with pictures and over the workbench was a cupboard containing books and songs; the little kitchen was full of shining plates and metal pans or by means of a ladder it was possible to go out on the roof where, in the gutters between it and the neighbor's house, there was a great chest filled with soil.

    Inspiring Stories of Home and Family

  • A workbench is a testament to your building prowess and can also be a source of bragging rights.

    Tool Collecting

  • A workbench is a testament to your building prowess and can also be a source of bragging rights.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Between the edge of the wall and the foot of the workbench was a corner.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • The workbench is her favorite right now; using the screwdriver fascinates her.

    Garage Sale Loot and Cooking Limbo

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