- any tool or implement designed for manual operation.
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Examples from the Web for hand-tool
Go get from the barn the pliers, the hand-tool that pinches.Blind Man's Lantern
Allen Kim Lang
In many cases their families require support, and they the hand-tool or other skill with which to support them.Criminal Types
V. M. Masten
Whatever the cause, the result did not persist long as a guide to hand-tool design.
This quest motivated three centuries of toolmakers and brought vitality to hand-tool design.