a test made on an engine or other machine or device in a workshop rather than under field conditions.
- Bench dog
a dog on exhibit at a dog show before and after competition in the show ring. Historical Examples Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
- Bench hook
a device with a hooklike part fitting over the front edge of a workbench as a means of preventing an object from slipping toward the rear of the bench. Historical Examples Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster Carpentry […]
- Bench jockey
a vociferous player, coach, or manager who makes a specialty of baiting or harassing the umpires or opposing players, usually from the bench.
(of articles made of leather, wood, etc.) individually produced and finished, as on a carpenter’s bench; custom-made. Historical Examples A Catalogue of Play Equipment Jean Lee Hunt American Military Insignia 1800-1851 J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell. American Military Insignia 1800-1851 J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.