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Definition of "bencher" [bench•er]

  • One that sits on a bench. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A member of the inner or higher bar who acts as a governor of one of the Inns of Court. (noun)
  • One, such as a magistrate, who occupies a bench. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bencher" in a sentence
  • "A front bencher from the last parliament said frankly: None of us has the first sodding idea about what government means, whether any of us will be any good at it, or even what being good at it means ......."
  • "On the whole, though, your back bencher is a pretty likeable fellow-and the fact that he can stay likeable is a credit to him."
  • ""bencher", such as the one we have for review today, the Banchetto 101 from Microcool."