Multitool



[tool] /tul/

noun
1.
an implement, especially one held in the hand, as a hammer, saw, or file, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations.
2.
any instrument of manual operation.
3.
the cutting or machining part of a lathe, planer, drill, or similar machine.
4.
the machine itself; a machine tool.
5.
anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose:
Education is a tool for success.
6.
a person manipulated by another for the latter’s own ends; cat’s-paw.
7.
the design or ornament impressed upon the cover of a book.
8.
Underworld Slang.

9.
Slang: Vulgar. .
verb (used with object)
10.
to work or shape with a tool.
11.
to work decoratively with a .
12.
to ornament (the cover of a book) with a bookbinder’s tool.
13.
to drive (a vehicle):
He tooled the car along the treacherous path.
14.
to equip with tools or machinery.
verb (used without object)
15.
to work with a tool.
16.
to drive or ride in a vehicle:
tooling along the freeway.
Verb phrases
17.
tool up, to install machinery designed for performing a particular job:
manufacturers tooling up for production.
/ˈmʌltɪˌtuːl/
noun
1.
a device that contains various tools attached to a single handle
/tuːl/
noun
1.

2.
the cutting part of such an instrument
3.

4.
anything used as a means of performing an operation or achieving an end: he used his boss’s absence as a tool for gaining influence
5.
a person used to perform dishonourable or unpleasant tasks for another
6.
a necessary medium for or adjunct to one’s profession: numbers are the tools of the mathematician’s trade
7.
(slang) another word for penis
8.
(Brit) an underworld slang word for gun
verb
9.
to work, cut, shape, or form (something) with a tool or tools
10.
(transitive) to decorate (a book cover) with a bookbinder’s tool
11.
(transitive) often foll by up. to furnish with tools
12.
when intr, often foll by along. to drive (a vehicle) or (of a vehicle) to be driven, esp in a leisurely or casual style
n.

Old English tol “instrument, implement,” from Proto-Germanic *tolan (cf. Old Norse tol), from a verb stem represented by Old English tawian “prepare.” The ending is the instrumental suffix -l (e.g. shovel). Figurative sense of “person used by another for his own ends” is recorded from 1660s. Slang meaning “penis” first recorded 1550s.
v.

“to drive a vehicle,” 1812, probably from tool (n.). The meaning “to work or shape with a tool” is recorded from 1815; that of “equip (a factory) with machine tools” is from 1927. Related: Tooled; tooling.

adjective phrase

Very delicate or explosive; very controversial: The March was rejected by PBS as ”not suitable to their programming” (nobody actually said it was too hot to handle)

[1940s+; found in baseball by 1932, designating a very hard-hit ball]

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