- a pistol or gun.
- a pickpocket.
Origin of tool
OTHER WORDS FROM tooltooler, nountoolless, adjectivemul·ti·tool, nounun·tooled, adjective
How to use tool in a sentence
In the last few years, many new AI tools have been developed and described in medical journals, but their effectiveness has been hard to compare and assess because the quality of trial designs varies.New standards for AI clinical trials will help spot snake oil and hype|Will Heaven|September 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
While we’ll have to watch how the legal proceedings pan out, if TikTok is allowed to keep operating, it is slated to become one of the most powerful marketing tools for American brands.Unpacking the TikTok algorithm: Three reasons why it’s the most addictive social network|Brian Freeman|September 11, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The SUNY-ProPublica analysis uses pollution information from the EPA’s 2014 National Air Toxics Assessment, a screening tool aimed at helping state agencies identify and measure the sources of HAPs.New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas|by Lylla Younes, ProPublica, and Sara Sneath|September 11, 2020|ProPublica
To further support the Wikipedia community, we created the WikiLoop program last year that hosts several editor tools focused on content quality.Google now uses BERT to match stories with fact checks|Barry Schwartz|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Land
Your customer might intuitively realize this, but they didn’t have the tools to be able to study the data.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no|SEOmonitor|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Young, hip, urban millennials are using tools like Instagram to become one of the fastest growing travel markets.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The United States has tools to impose costs on the North Koreans.
Elsewhere on the Internet, and often, Turkers butt heads over which tools work best, or what nation they hail from.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She began operating out of her home garage in 1980, slowly acquiring the many props and tools that would decorate her dungeon.
As their name implies, they devised bespoke tools and techniques for breaking into computers.
The foreman's immense voice, explaining machines and tools, caused physical vibrations in her.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
The planter furnishes one buffalo and all the needed tools to care for each little place.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
The sooner the better, as I cannot set to work to make the tools until we have arranged the plan.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Among the ancients, the tools which served in the arts were few in number, and these of exceeding simplicity.
Next in importance to the aid of vision above noted come the scientific tools which are used in weighing and measuring.
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