The definition of a bench is a long, hard seat or work table, or an official's seat.(noun)
Bench means to provide with a long, hard seating space or work area, or to sit a player out of a sporting game.(verb)
See bench in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE benc: see bank
See bench in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English benc.
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