Bench vs Trestle - What's the difference?

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Bench is a synonym of trestle.

As nouns the difference between bench and trestle

is that bench is a long seat, for example, in the park or bench can be (weightlifting) the weight one is able to bench press, especially the maximum weight capable of being pressed while trestle is a horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses.

As a verb bench

is (sports) to remove a player from play or bench can be (transitive|and|intransitive|colloquial) to lift by bench pressing or bench can be .

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(wikipedia bench)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) bench, benk, bynk, from (etyl) . Related to (l).

Alternative forms

* (l), (l) (dialectal)


  • A long seat, for example, in the park.
  • They sat on a park bench and tossed bread crumbs to the ducks and pigeons.
  • (legal) The people who decide on the verdict; the judiciary.
  • They are awaiting a decision on the motion from the bench .
  • (legal, figuratively) The place where the judges sit.
  • She sat on the bench for 30 years before she retired.
  • (sports) The place where players (substitutes) and coaches sit when not playing.
  • He spent the first three games on the bench , watching.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=March 1 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=But Chelsea, who left Didier Drogba on the bench as coach Carlo Ancelotti favoured Fernando Torres, staged a stirring fightback to move up to fourth and keep United in their sights on a night when nothing other than victory would have kept the Blues in contention.}}
  • (sports, figuratively) The number of players on a team able to participate, expressed in terms of length.
  • Injuries have shortened the bench .
  • A place where assembly or hand work is performed; a workbench.
  • She placed the workpiece on the bench , inspected it closely, and opened the cover.
  • (weightlifting) A horizontal padded surface, usually with a weight rack, used for support during exercise.
  • * 2008 , Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in'' Nate Green, ''Built for Show , page xii
  • I had no bench or power rack, so by necessity every exercise I did started with the weights on the floor.
  • (surveying) A bracket used to mount land surveying equipment onto a stone or a wall. Description of bench, as part of the benchmark etymology
  • After removing the bench , we can use the mark left on the wall as a reference point.
  • A flat ledge in the slope of an earthwork, work of masonry, or similar.
  • *
  • That number carried his glance to the top of this first bulging bench of cliff-base.
  • (geology) A thin strip of relatively flat land bounded by steeper slopes above and below.
  • (UK, Australia, NZ) A kitchen surface on which to prepare food, a counter.
  • A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public, traditionally on benches or raised platforms.
  • Derived terms
    * benchmark * bench plane * bench trial * bench warrant * bench-warmer * deacon's bench


  • (sports) To remove a player from play.
  • They benched him for the rest of the game because they thought he was injured.
  • (figuratively) To remove someone from a position of responsibility temporarily.
  • (slang) To push the victim back on the person behind them who is on their hands and knees, causing them to fall over.
  • To furnish with benches.
  • * Dryden
  • 'Twas benched with turf.
  • * Tennyson
  • stately theaters benched crescentwise
  • To place on a bench or seat of honour.
  • * Shakespeare
  • whom I have benched and reared to worship
    * (sports)

    Etymology 2

    From bench press by shortening.


  • (transitive, and, intransitive, colloquial) To lift by bench pressing
  • I heard he can bench 150 pounds.
  • * 1988 , Frederick C. Hatfield, "Powersource: Ties that bind", '' ''47 (6): 21.
  • For the first several years of my exclusive career in powerlifting, I couldn't bench too well.


  • (weightlifting) The weight one is able to bench press, especially the maximum weight capable of being pressed.
  • He became frustrated when his bench increased by only 10 pounds despite a month of training.

    Etymology 3

    See (bentsh).


  • References




    (wikipedia trestle) (en noun)
  • A horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses.
  • A folding or fixed set of legs used to support a tabletop or planks.
  • * 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
  • He turned the knob, but the door was locked. Retracing his steps past a vacant lot, the young man entered a shop where a colored man was employed in varnishing a coffin, which stood on two trestles in the middle of the floor.
  • A framework, using spreading, divergent pairs of legs used to support a bridge.
  • A trestle bridge.
  • Derived terms

    * trestle bed * trestle board * trestle table * trestle-tree * trestle-work


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