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(General Engineering) a piece of metal or other material that is in the process of being worked on or made or has actually been cut or shaped by a hand tool or machine
a piece of work being machined.
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|Noun||1.||workpiece - work consisting of a piece of metal being machined|
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"