machine shop
noun Date: 1827 a workshop in which work is machined to size and assembled

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  • machine shop — ➔ shop1 * * * machine shop UK US noun [C] PRODUCTION ► a room or building in a factory where there are machines for making things, especially for cutting and working with metal: »The facilities included a machine shop equipped with lathes and… …   Financial and business terms

  • Machine shop — Machine Ma*chine (m[.a]*sh[=e]n ), n. [F., fr. L. machina machine, engine, device, trick, Gr. ?, from ? means, expedient. Cf. {Mechanic}.] 1. In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • machine shop — n. A small business or a room within a business establishment where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • machine shop — machine′ shop n. bui a workshop in which metal and other substances are cut, shaped, etc., by machine tools • Etymology: 1820–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • machine shop — ☆ machine shop n. a workshop, factory, or part of a factory for making or repairing machines or machine parts …   English World dictionary

  • machine-shop — machineˈ shop noun A workshop where metal, etc, is machined to shape • • • Main Entry: ↑machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • machine shop — noun workshop where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑workshop, ↑shop * * * noun : a workshop in which work is machined to size and assembled * * * a workshop in which metal and other substances are cut,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • machine shop — /məˈʃin ʃɒp/ (say muh sheen shop) noun a workshop in which metal and other substances are cut, shaped, etc., by machine tools …   Australian English dictionary

  • machine shop — noun 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… …   Wiktionary

  • machine shop — a workshop in which metal and other substances are cut, shaped, etc., by machine tools. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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