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1. the bench
a. a judge or magistrate sitting in court in a judicial capacity
b. judges or magistrates collectively
2. Geology a flat narrow platform of land, esp one marking a former shoreline
A seat with or without a back; most often it is constructed of wood.
(in Russian, zakhodka), mining term for the part of a shoulder that is to be worked by an excavator. It has the shape of a strip equal to the width of the face.
A terrace of level earth or rock that is raised and narrow and that breaks the continuity of a declivity.
One of two or more divisions of a coal seam, separated by slate and so forth or simply separated by the process of cutting the coal, one bench or layer being cut before the adjacent one.
A long horizontal ledge of ore in an underground working place.
A ledge in an open-pit mine from which excavation takes place at a constant level.
1. A long seat, usually of wood, with or without a back, usually for several persons.
2. A berm, 6.
3. Same as pretensioning bed.