machine tool


noun

a power-operated machine, as a lathe, used for general cutting and shaping of metal and other substances.

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Origin of machine tool

First recorded in 1860–65

OTHER WORDS FROM machine tool

ma·chine-tooled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for machine tool

  • In machine-tool design a wholly new invention is an exceedingly rare thing, and a successful new machine is still more rare.

  • Intellectual exercises like the designing of a machine-tool operation could not compete with such aromas and sights and sounds.

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British Dictionary definitions for machine tool

machine tool

noun

a power-driven machine, such as a lathe, miller, or grinder, that is used for cutting, shaping, and finishing metals or other materials

Derived forms of machine tool

machine-tooled, adjective
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