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Meaning of “bench” - Learner’s Dictionary

bench

noun [C]     /bentʃ/
B2 a long seat for two or more people, usually made of wood or metal: a park benchChairs and seatsGarden buildings and structures
the bench
in some sports, a place where players sit when they are not playingSurfaces on which sports take place
a judge in court, or judges as a group: Please address your comments to the bench.Judges and juries
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