a test made on an engine or other machine or device in a workshop rather than under field conditions.
the critical evaluation of a new or repaired component, device, apparatus, etc, prior to installation to ensure that it is in perfect condition
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 […]
- Bench work
work done at a workbench, worktable, etc., as in a factory or laboratory. Historical Examples Advanced Toy Making for Schools David M. Mitchell A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns Roger Thompson Finlay