a course of masonry forming a bench at the foot of a wall.
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- 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
a substitute who rarely gets to play in a game. Historical Examples Prowling about Panama George A. Miller n. The days for “bench-warmers” with salaries are also past. [“New York Sporting News,” Jan. 9, 1892] Old English had bencsittend “one who sits on a bench.”
a substitute who rarely gets to play in a game.
- Bench warrant
a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender. Historical Examples The Real Man Francis Lynde The Crossing Winston Churchill The Last Laird of MacNab Various The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4 Albert J. Beveridge The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) Charles James […]