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bench US English

A long seat for several people, typically made of wood or stone

bench US Thesaurus

he sat on a bench

the bench in bench US English

The office of judge or magistrate

Bench, Johnny US English

(1947-), US baseball player; full name Johnny Lee Bench. He was a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 until 1983. Baseball Hall of Fame (1989)

ride the pine US English

(Of an athlete) sit on the sidelines rather than participate in a game or event

bench run US English

Another term for bench test.

bench press US English

A bodybuilding and weightlifting exercise in which a lifter lies on a bench with feet on the floor and raises a weight with both arms

bench seat US English

A seat across the whole width of a car

bench table US English

A low stone seat on the inside of a wall or round the base of a pillar in a church, cloister, or other religious building

bench test US English

A test carried out on a machine, a component, or software before it is released for use, to ensure that it works properly

cross bench US English

(In the House of Lords and some other legislatures) a bench occupied by members who are independent of any political party

front bench US English

(In the UK) the foremost seats in the House of Commons, occupied by the members of the cabinet and shadow cabinet

King's Bench US English

(In the UK) in the reign of a king, the term for Queen's Bench.

piano bench US English

A bench for sitting at a piano, often with an adjustable height mechanism and/or a storage area for music

bench warrant US English

A written order issued by a judge authorizing the arrest of a person charged with some contempt, crime, or misdemeanor

optical bench US English

A straight rigid bar, typically marked with a scale, to which lenses, light sources, and other optical components can be attached

Queen's Bench US English

(In the UK) a division of the High Court of Justice

on the bench US English

Appointed as or in the capacity of a judge or magistrate

preacher bench US English

An apparatus on which weightlifting exercises are performed, having a seat and a padded bar at chest height to support the arms

Treasury bench US English

(In the UK) the front bench in the House of Commons occupied by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and other members of the government

on the bench in bench US English

Appointed as or in the capacity of a judge or magistrate

ride the pine in ride US English

(Of an athlete) sit on the sidelines rather than participate in a game or event

backbench US English

(In the UK) the benches behind the front benches on either side of the House of Commons, occupied by members of parliament who do not hold office in the government or opposition

benchwarmer US English

A sports player who does not get selected to play; a substitute

Queen's Bench Division in Queen's Bench US English

(In the UK) a division of the High Court of Justice

Johnny Lee Bench in Bench, Johnny US English

(1947-), US baseball player; full name Johnny Lee Bench. He was a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 until 1983. Baseball Hall of Fame (1989)


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