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  1. a machinist skilled in the building and reconditioning of tools, jigs, and related devices used in a machine shop.
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Origin of toolmaker

First recorded in 1835–45; tool + maker
Related formstool·mak·ing, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Moving there in 1890, he obtained for his brother a position as toolmaker with the Ames Company.

    Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240


  • The other five were a filling station owner, a dentist, a toolmaker, an electrical appliance dealer and a printer.

    Double Challenge

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Attempts to identify an English toolmaker of that name working in the second half of the 17th century have been unsuccessful.

  • Carpenter, self-designated "toolmaker of Lancaster," submitted patents for the improvement of wood planes between 1831 and 1849.

  • Even William Bentley, the toolmaker, romped and raced in the ankle-deep dust like a boy.

    Claim Number One

    George W. (George Washington) Ogden