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machine shopnoun [C]

uk   us   PRODUCTION
a ​room or ​building in a ​factory where there are ​machines for making things, especially for ​cutting and ​working with metal: The ​facilitiesincluded a ​machineshopequipped with lathes and ​drillingmachines. I ​spent two ​years in the ​machineshoplearningturning and welding.
US a ​smallcompany that uses ​machines to make or ​repair things, especially by ​cutting and ​working with metal: He got a ​job in a ​machineshop in Portland, Oregon.
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