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machine tool Syllabification: ma·chine tool
Pronunciation: /məˈSHēn ˌto͞ol/

Definition of machine tool in English:


A nonportable power tool, such as a lathe or milling machine, used for cutting or shaping metal, wood, or other material.
Example sentences
  • They might even be able to watch their Xootr take shape in a machine tool at the New Hampshire factory.
  • The EEF's figures lump in all forms of machine tool - lathes as well as the kind of pick-and-place machinery needed for electronics manufacture.
  • It's the mental equivalent of a machine tool - a tool that's used to build tools.


Example sentences
  • Hitting a dimpled ball with a machine-tooled wedge 100 yards to within 10 feet of a hole in a pedicured green from a perfect lie on a fairway mowed to precisely 1.6 inches is one kind of accomplishment.
  • While the war was affected by industrialization - accuracy of machine-tooled rifles increased casualties and altered military strategies - it did not modify the established path of economic growth.
  • D' Arcy stood up, running the tips of his fingers along the machine-tooled creases of his trousers.
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