- a pistol or gun.
- a pickpocket.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of tool
SYNONYMS FOR tool
Related formstool·er, nountool·less, adjectivemul·ti·tool, nounun·tooled, adjective
Examples from the Web for tool
He wasn't crazy about being fat, but he saw his body as a tool to use in the making of his career.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The spoon was a tool for foreshadowing,” the Facebook page explains.
This study uses the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is really a tool that tracks crimes.College Girls Are Less Likely to Be Raped Than Non-Students|Brandy Zadrozny|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The Americans were a tool, used by the Safis in the Pech to rid them of their competition in the timber trade,” Zalwar Khan said.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it was a radical part of your tool set, throwing it into a ballad, which was also a canonized jazz standard.
You must either made a tool of the creature, or a man of him.The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3), |John Ruskin
Intellect would be useless to a creature which could neither make nor use a tool.Creatures of the Abyss|Murray Leinster
The tool is not so likely to slip off and run in as when working with the grain.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
Just then one of the millers put down his tool and listened.English Fairy Tales|Flora Annie Steel
The shape of tool t for boring is quite different from one used for outside turning, as shown by Fig. 36.Turning and Boring|Franklin D. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for tool
- an implement, such as a hammer, saw, or spade, that is used by hand
- a power-driven instrument; machine tool
- (in combination)a toolkit
- any of the instruments used by a bookbinder to impress a design on a book cover
- a design so impressed