transcription, транскрипция: [ bentʃ ]
A bench is a long seat of wood or metal that two or more people can sit on.
He sat down on a park bench.
A bench is a long, narrow table in a factory or laboratory.
...the laboratory bench.
In parliament, different groups sit on different benches . For example, the government sits on the government benches . ( BRIT )
...the opposition benches.
see also backbench , backbencher , backbenches , front bench
In a court of law, the bench is the judge or magistrates.
The chairman of the bench adjourned the case until October 27.
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