slang an engineer's small screwdriver, used for fine adjustments

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Examples from the Web for tweaker

Historical Examples of tweaker

  • I did wonder,' he said, 'whether you were such an innocent as really to believe it was a tweaker.'

  • McTurk read the papers of those years and could be trusted for general information, which he used as he used his "tweaker."

    Stalky & Co.

    Rudyard Kipling