a dog show in which the animals of each breed are judged and awarded prizes on the basis of standards established for that breed.
Hunting in Many Lands Various
Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
Step Lively! George Niblo
The Four Corners Amy Ella Blanchard
The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
- Bench stop
a metal device set flush with the top of a workbench and having a portion able to be raised to stop longitudinal movement of an object placed against it. Historical Examples Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
- Bench strength
Sports. the quality and number of players available to substitute during a game. Business. the competence and number of employees ready to fill vacant leadership and other positions: building an organization’s bench strength through management training.
- Bench table
a course of masonry forming a bench at the foot of a wall. Historical Examples Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
- Bench test
bench check. a test made on an engine or other machine or device in a workshop rather than under field conditions. noun the critical evaluation of a new or repaired component, device, apparatus, etc, prior to installation to ensure that it is in perfect condition noun Usage Note