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Origin of tool

First recorded before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English tōl; cognate with Old Norse tōl “tools”; akin to taw2

OTHER WORDS FROM tool

tooler, nountoolless, adjectivemul·ti·tool, nounun·tooled, adjective
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How to use tool in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tool

tool
/ (tuːl) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of tool

tooler, nountool-less, adjective

Word Origin for tool

Old English tōl; related to Old Norse tōl weapon, Old English tawian to prepare; see taw ²
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