Origin of tooling
- a pistol or gun.
- a pickpocket.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of tool
Synonyms for tool
Related Words for toolingmanufacture, construction, skin, color, wreath, ornament, trinket, finery, design, ribbon, plaque, slow, slacken, wane, trail, decrease, falter, diminish, fail, drift
Examples from the Web for tooling
Contemporary Examples of tooling
He keeps the papal Mercedes parked in the Vatican garage and insists on tooling around Rome in well-worn 1984 Renault.Pope Francis Is Time’s Man of The Year
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 11, 2013
Historical Examples of tooling
Modern ornamentation is confined to tooling, blind and gilt, and inlaying.The Booklover and His Books
Harry Lyman Koopman
There is a great variation in the costs given for tooling concrete.
This tooling was done by stone cutters, and was unusually high in cost.
After the edges have been gilt they may be decorated by tooling, called “gauffering.”Bookbinding, and the Care of Books
The tooling is done as directed in the other examples of this class of work.The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration
Charles Franklin Warner
- 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
Word Origin for tool
Old English tol "instrument, implement," from Proto-Germanic *tolan (cf. Old Norse tol), from a verb stem represented by Old English tawian "prepare." The ending is the instrumental suffix -l (e.g. shovel). Figurative sense of "person used by another for his own ends" is recorded from 1660s. Slang meaning "penis" first recorded 1550s.
"to drive a vehicle," 1812, probably from tool (n.). The meaning "to work or shape with a tool" is recorded from 1815; that of "equip (a factory) with machine tools" is from 1927. Related: Tooled; tooling.