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  1. slang an engineer's small screwdriver, used for fine adjustments
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Examples from the Web for tweaker

Historical Examples

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

    Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.

    J.G. Millais

  • 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