verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. hand-schüller-christian disease,
  2. hand-spike,
  3. hand-tailor,
  4. hand-to-hand,
  5. hand-to-mouth,
  6. hand-walk,
  7. hand-wash,
  8. hand-wringing,
  9. hand-written,
  10. handan

hand tool


any tool or implement designed for manual operation.
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Examples from the Web for hand-tool

  • 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
  • Go get from the barn the pliers, the hand-tool that pinches.

    Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang
  • 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.