1. Siège. Banc de bois.
2. Installation. Banc d'essai.
3. Amas. Banc de sable.
ETYM Old Eng. bench, benk, AS. benc; akin to Swed. bänk, Dan baenk, Icel. bekkr, OS., Dutch, and German bank. Related to Bank, Beach.
(Irregular plural: benches).
1. A long seat for more than one person.
2. The seat on which reserve players sit during a game.
A large group of fish; SYN. shoal.