a person whose job requires sitting at a workbench:
The TV repair shop employs five benchmen.
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 […]
- Bench press
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 […]
a tablelike support for a target rifle used in target practice.
- Bench screw
a wooden or metal screw rotated by a handle fixed to one end within a threaded block fixed to a workbench: used with various jaws to form a vise. Historical Examples Hand-Craft John D. Sutcliffe