Meaning of “bench” - Learner’s Dictionary

bench

noun [ C ] us uk /bentʃ/

B2 a long seat for two or more people, usually made of wood or metal:

a park bench
the bench

in some sports, a place where players sit when they are not playing

a judge in court, or judges as a group:

Please address your comments to the bench.

(Definition of “bench” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)