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tool Idioms & Phrases


Bead tool

  • a cutting tool, having an edge curved so as to make beads or beading.
Webster 1913

Blank tooling

  • . See Blind tooling, under Blind.
Webster 1913

Blind tooling

  • in bookbinding and leather work, the indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; called also blank tooling, and blind blocking.
Webster 1913

Boring tool

  • (Metal Working), a cutting tool placed in a cutter head to dress round holes.
Webster 1913

cutting tool

  • noun a cutting implement; a tool for cutting
    cutlery; cutter.
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Diamond-point tool

  • a cutting tool whose point is diamond-shaped.
Webster 1913

Edge tool

  • noun any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
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  • . (a) Any tool instrument having a sharp edge intended for cutting. (b) A tool for forming or dressing an edge; an edging tool.
Webster 1913

Engine tool

  • a machine tool. J. Whitworth.
Webster 1913

entrenching tool

  • noun a hand shovel carried by infantrymen for digging trenches
    trenching spade.
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garden tool

  • noun used for working in gardens or yards
    garden tool.
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Gold tooling

  • the fixing of gold leaf by a hot tool upon book covers, or the ornamental impression so made.
Webster 1913

Grafting tool

  • . (a) Any tool used in grafting. (b) A very strong curved spade used in digging canals.
Webster 1913

graving tool

  • noun a tool used by an engraver
    pointel; pointrel; graver.
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hand tool

  • noun a tool used with workers' hands
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lawn tool

  • noun used for working in gardens or yards
    garden tool.
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Machine tool

  • noun a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials
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  • a machine for cutting or shaping wood, metal, etc., by means of a tool; especially, a machine, as a lathe, planer, drilling machine, etc., designed for a more or less general use in a machine shop, in distinction from a machine for producing a special article as in manufacturing.
Webster 1913

Milling tool

  • a roller with indented edge or surface, for producing like indentations in metal by rolling pressure, as in turning; a knurling tool; a milling cutter.
Webster 1913

Parting tool

  • (Mach.), a thin tool, used in turning or planing, for cutting a piece in two.
Webster 1913

power tool

  • noun a tool driven by a motor
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shaping tool

  • noun a tool for shaping metal
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Side tool

  • (Mach.), a cutting tool, used in a lathe or planer, having the cutting edge at the side instead of at the point.
Webster 1913

Soldering iron, Soldering tool

  • an instrument for soldering, consisting of a bit or bolt of copper having a pointed or wedge-shaped end, and furnished with a handle.
Webster 1913

Tint tool

  • (Eng.), a species of graver used for cutting the parallel lines which produce tints in engraving.
Webster 1913

tire tool

  • noun hand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheel
    tire iron.
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tool around

  • verb ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it
    tool; joyride.
    • We tooled down the street
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tool bag

  • noun a bag in which tools are carried
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tool cabinet

  • noun a box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools
    tool case; toolbox; tool cabinet.
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tool case

  • noun a box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools
    tool case; toolbox; tool cabinet.
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tool chest

  • noun a box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools
    tool case; toolbox; tool cabinet.
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tool kit

  • noun a set of carpenter's tools
    carpenter's kit.
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tool steel

  • noun alloy steel that is suitable for making tools; is hard and tough and can retain a cutting edge
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tool-and-die work

  • noun the craft of making special tools and dies
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tool-post

Tool"-post`, Tool"-stock` noun (Also<
  • Tool-post
  • Tool-stock
)
Definitions
  1. (Mach.) The part of a toolrest in which a cutting tool is clamped.
Webster 1913

tool-rest

Tool"-rest` noun
Definitions
  1. (Mach.) the part that supports a tool-post or a tool.
Webster 1913

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