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Oxford dictionary definition of the word bench:
1a long seat for several people, typically made of wood or stone:
a park bench
2a long work table in a workshop or laboratory:
a 19th-century wheelwright’s bench
3a judge’s seat in a law court.
(the bench) the office of judge or magistrate:
his appointment to the civil bench
a judge or magistrate presiding over a particular case.
4British a long seat in Parliament for politicians of a specified party:
the Conservative benches
the politicians occupying a specified bench in Parliament:
the pledge that was given by the Opposition benches yesterday
5 (the bench) a seat at the side of a sports field for coaches, substitutes, and players not taking part in a game:
he must settle for a place on the substitute’s bench
6a flat ledge in masonry or on sloping ground.
1exhibit (a dog) at a show:
Affenpinschers and Afghans were benched side by side
[from the practice of exhibiting dogs on benches]
2North American withdraw (a sports player) from play:
the coach benched quarterback Cunningham in favour of McMahon
3short for bench-press.
he benched almost 500 pounds
on the bench
1appointed as or in the capacity of a judge or magistrate:
he retired after twenty-five years on the bench
2acting as one of the possible substitutes in a sports match:
Robson will again be on the bench
Old English benc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bank and German Bank, also to bank1