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edge tool

noun
  1. a tool with a cutting edge.
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Origin of edge tool

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for edge tool

Historical Examples

  • So Carlos reflected: but he reflected, as well, that he had neither the edge-tool nor the time.

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • She is an edge-tool, and requires great care in dealing with.

  • "Those are the utensils of an edge-tool maker," thought Marius.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo

  • Power, in the hand of ignorance, is an edge-tool of the most dangerous kind.

  • His feet were yet bound, and he would need an edge-tool to loose that binding.

    A Thane of Wessex

    Charles W. Whistler


British Dictionary definitions for edge tool

edge tool

noun
  1. a tool with one or more cutting edges
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