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Bench or The Bench can refer to:


  • Bench (furniture), a piece of furniture that typically offers seating for several people.
  • Workbench or lab bench, a place of work consisting of a table and perhaps places to keep an arrangement of tools and materials
  • Countertop





  • Bench (geology), a long, relatively narrow strip of relatively level or gently inclined land of differing origins that is bounded by distinctly steeper slopes above and below it
  • Benches, steps cut into the side of open-pit mines

Law and politics[edit]

  • Bench (metonymy), certain people in a given context, associated with a particular seating area, especially in politics and law
  • Bench (law), the location where a judge sits while in court, often a raised desk in a courtroom; also refers to the judiciary as a whole (to differentiate from the Bar – the lawyers or barristers); and may also mean a group of judges hearing a case and judging on a case
  • Bench, the panel or body of justices of the peace in a specific county under the traditional English system of magistracy



  • Bench (woreda), a people in Ethiopia
  • Jo Bench, English death metal bass player
  • Johnny Bench, former Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983