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[wurk-pees] /ˈwɜrkˌpis/
a piece of work being machined.
Origin of workpiece
1925-30; work + piece Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for workpiece
  • They do not measure a length, then try to transfer that measurement to the workpiece, the piece to be cut to length.
  • Individually, each workpiece is unlikely to afford deductive phenomenon.
  • The roundness profile of the workpiece is transferred to the graph as the surface of the workpiece deflects the stylus.
  • The workpiece material can adhere to the cutting tool.
  • The minimum workpiece diameter that can be held by the headstock spindle collet.
  • The number of traces that are made on the workpiece is arbitrary but should not be less than four.
  • Feed workpiece against blade, guiding along layout lines, to cut workpiece to specified dimensions.
  • The workpiece is supported on a table or conveying means.
  • Turn handwheels to feed the tool to the workpiece or engage an automatic feed.
  • Lift the workpiece onto the machine by hand or with a mechanical device.
British Dictionary definitions for workpiece


a piece of metal or other material that is in the process of being worked on or made or has actually been cut or shaped by a hand tool or machine
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