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.
a person whose job requires sitting at a workbench: The TV repair shop employs five benchmen. Historical Examples The Financier Theodore Dreiser
a standard of excellence, achievement, etc., against which similar things must be measured or judged: The new hotel is a benchmark in opulence and comfort. any standard or reference by which others can be measured or judged: The current price for crude oil may become the benchmark. Computers. an established point of reference against which […]
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a weightlifting exercise in which one lies supine on a bench and with both hands pushes a barbell or fixed weight upward from chest level to arm’s length and then lowers it back to chest level: usually repeated in sets. one complete repetition of this exercise. this exercise as an event in weightlifting competition. to […]