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machine shop

a workshop in which metal and other substances are cut, shaped, etc., by machine tools.
Origin of machine shop
1820-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Supply tanks, machine-shop tanks, ground forces of the air service, concentrate here!

  • Outside of the machine-shop, the old, familiar yellow sun was shining.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Between the machine-shop and the laboratory was a small building of wood used as a carpenter-shop, where Tom Logan plied his art.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  • This he gladly accepted, using what knowledge he had gained in the machine-shop.

  • He didn't know that this machine-shop was built from his own memories of the original.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • So the next morning he asked his father's leave to enter a machine-shop.

  • Richard had secured a place as workman in a machine-shop, at fifty florins a month, a splendid salary!

  • I put him in the machine-shop, and I guess I know what I'm doin' about as well as the next man.

    The Turmoil Booth Tarkington
  • "And have a representation of the machine-shop there," said his companion.

    The Bobbin Boy William M. Thayer
  • I suppose you mean father might send you back to the machine-shop if you get well enough.

    The Turmoil Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for machine-shop

machine shop

a workshop in which machine tools are operated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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