Tool

Definition of Tool

Pronunciation: tŌl
n.1.An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner, smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine that dresses work.
2.A machine for cutting or shaping materials; - also called machine tool.
3.Hence, any instrument of use or service.
4.A weapon.
Him that is aghast of every tool.
- Chaucer.
5.A person used as an instrument by another person; - a word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by whose agency they accomplish their purposes.
I was not made for a minion or a tool.
- Burks.
v. t.1.To shape, form, or finish with a tool.
[imp. & p. p. tooled ; p. pr. & vb. n. tooling.]
2.To drive, as a coach.
v. i.1.To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive.

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