machine shop

IPA: mʌʃˈinʃˈɑp


  • A facility that has machine tools for working with metals or other relatively hard materials, such as some polymers. Various kinds of machine shops make and repair all types of metal objects, from machine tools, dies, and molds to mass-produced parts such as screws, pistons, or gears.

Examples of "machine-shop" in Sentences

  • Why have programs to reduce price volatility for farmers but not for, say, machine-shop operators?
  • Instead of looking like some rich man's library, all burled wood and leather, this all-metal cockpit looks like machine-shop equipment.
  • The shelves, drawer boxes and cabinets are constructed with dovetail joinery, and the metal components are fabricated with machine-shop precision.
  • The drilling industry estimates the moratorium will cost rig workers as much as $330 million a month in direct wages, not counting businesses servicing those rigs like machine-shop workers.
  • Sentenced to a merciless work detail in the subterranean drainpipe after one of Munsey's stool pigeons is killed in a machine-shop accident, Collins determines to hatch a breakout plan with his cellmates.
  • I once lived three blocks away from the shell of one such school; it had been engulfed by a community college, and classrooms that once hummed with the busy noises of machine-shop equipment and the hiss of hot solder were being used to train a new generation of receptionists, brokers, and medical billing clerks
  • In 1950, we're told, "FBI agents in New York arrest Lower East Side machine-shop owner Julius Rosenberg, implicated by his brother-in-law David Greenglass in stealing the Secret of the Whatzit, and NBC's We the People broadcasts an interview with Matt Cvetic, longtime double agent within the Communist Party's Pittsburgh chapter, telling a tale of treason and subversion that is currently serialized in the Saturday Evening Post and will soon be acquired by Warner Bros."

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