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  • noun
    A long seat for several people, typically made of wood or stone.
    A long, sturdy work table used by a carpenter, mechanic, scientist, or other worker.
    A judge's seat in a court.
    A seat in Parliament for politicians of a specified party or position. (the Conservative benches)
    A seat on which sports coaches and players sit during a game when they are not playing.
    A flat ledge in masonry or on sloping ground.
    Exhibit (a dog) at a show. (Affenpinschers and Afghans were benched side by side)
    Withdraw (a sports player) from play; substitute. (the coach benched quarterback Randall Cunningham in favor of Jim McMahon)
    short for bench press (verb) (he benched almost 500 pounds)


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