Cars & Driving
- noun a workbench, also used to mean a test bed for engines
- A long seat, with or without a back, made in any of several materials, such as wood, metal, or fiberglass, and usually accommodating more than one person.
- One step, level, or shelf in a cut or excavation that is performed in several layers.
- noun a place where judges or magistrates sit in court
- noun a long seat for several people, as found in the Houses of Parliament.
- noun a long seat in a gym, used for lying on when doing exercises
- noun in team sports, the seats for players not taking part on the field or court
- verb in team sports, to exclude or remove a member of a sports team from play
Origin & History of “bench”
Old English benc
goes back to Germanic *bangk
of English bank
(the related German bank
means ‘bench’). The Northern and Scottish English versions of the word
. The specific application to the seat on which
sits arose in the 13th century