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n.1.(Med.) A machine in which strips of metal are drawn through a drawplate; especially, one in which wire is thus made; - also called drawing bench.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The drawbench originally used a 150-hp electric motor coupled to a gearbox through an eddy current clutch to draw tubing.
In each street and every yard a multitude of smiths and metal workers laboured with hammers and tongs, stamps and presses, drawbenches and lathes.