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[tool-boks] /ˈtulˌbɒks/
a box or case in which tools are kept.
an attached mechanism, as on planing machines or lathes, that carries the cutting tools.
Origin of toolbox
First recorded in 1835-45; tool + box1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The red automobile was empty of everything but the upholstering and a jack in the toolbox.

  • No one could tell where the toolbox was, and where the fireplace.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • The only thing in the van that might cut through the rope was the edge of the toolbox.

    Sabotage in Space Carey Rockwell
  • He moved as if in a dream, opening the toolbox and pawing through it until he came up with a scarred hammer, one claw snapped off.

  • Then the grey mouse went back to its hole under the toolbox, and the room was quiet.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
Word Origin and History for toolbox

also tool-box, 1832, from tool (n.) + box (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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