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toolmaker

[tool-mey-ker] /ˈtulˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a machinist skilled in the building and reconditioning of tools, jigs, and related devices used in a machine shop.
Origin of toolmaker
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; tool + maker
Related forms
toolmaking, noun
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  • The inventor employed a tool-maker who was the finest and best tool-maker I had ever seen.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
British Dictionary definitions for tool-maker

tool-maker

/ˈtuːlˌmeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who specializes in the production or reconditioning of precision tools, cutters, etc
Derived Forms
tool-making, noun
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