Allen keyan L-shaped tool consisting of a rod having a hexagonal cross section, used to turn a screw (Allen screw) with a hexagonal recess in the head. A different size of key is required for each size of screw alligatorany of various tools or machines having adjustable toothed jaws, used for gripping, crushing, or compacting augera hand tool with a bit shaped like a corkscrew, for boring holes in wood awla pointed hand tool with a fluted blade used for piercing wood, leather, etc axea hand tool with one side of its head forged and sharpened to a cutting edge, used for felling trees, splitting timber, etc ball-peen hammera hammer with one end of the head rounded and the other end flat beetlea heavy hand tool, usually made of wood, used for ramming, pounding, or beating billhooka cutting tool with a wooden handle and a curved blade terminating in a hook at its tip, used for pruning, chopping, etc bita cutting or drilling tool, part, or head in a brace, drill, etc bitstockthe handle or stock of a tool into which a drilling bit is fixed bodkina pointed steel tool used for extracting characters when correcting metal type bolstera cold chisel having a broad blade splayed towards the cutting edge, used for cutting stone slabs, etc borera machine or hand tool for boring holes bosha water tank for cooling glass-making tools, etc brace and bita hand tool for boring holes, consisting of a cranked handle into which a drilling bit is inserted broacha long tapered toothed cutting tool for enlarging holes broada wood-turning tool used for shaping the insides and bottoms of cylinders burina prehistoric flint tool with a very small transverse edge bushhammera hammer with small pyramids projecting from its working face, used for dressing stone centre puncha small steel tool with a conical tip used to punch a small indentation at the location of the centre of a hole to be drilled chasera lathe cutting tool for accurately finishing a screw thread, having a cutting edge consisting of several repetitions of the thread form chisela hand tool for working wood, consisting of a flat steel blade with a cutting edge attached to a handle of wood, plastic, etc. It is either struck with a mallet or used by hand claw hammera hammer with a cleft at one end of the head for extracting nails clinka pointed steel tool used for breaking up the surface of a road before it is repaired clippersa hand tool with two cutting blades for clipping fingernails, hedges, etc cold chisela toughened steel chisel comba tool or machine that separates, cleans, and straightens wool, cotton, etc combera person, tool, or machine that combs wool, flax, etc countersinka tool for countersinking cradlea tool that produces the pitted surface of a copper mezzotint plate before the design is engraved upon it crozea tool for cutting this recess diamond pointa diamond-tipped engraving tool dibblea small hand tool used to make holes in the ground for planting or transplanting bulbs, seeds, or roots drawknife or drawshavea woodcutting tool with two handles at right angles to the blade, used to shave wood dressera tool used for dressing stone or other materials drift or driftpina tapering steel tool driven into holes to enlarge or align them before bolting or riveting drilla rotating tool that is inserted into a drilling machine or tool for boring cylindrical holes drill pressa machine tool for boring holes, having a stand and work table with facilities for lowering the tool to the workpiece drove or drove chisela chisel with a broad edge used for dressing stone edge toola tool with one or more cutting edges eyeleteera small bodkin or other pointed tool for making eyelet holes facera lathe tool used to turn a face perpendicular to the axis of rotation filea hand tool consisting essentially of a steel blade with small cutting teeth on some or all of its faces. It is used for shaping or smoothing metal, wood, etc filleta wheel tool used to impress such lines firmer chisela chisel or gouge with a thin blade, used on wood flangea tool for forming a flange flattera blacksmith's tool, resembling a flat-faced hammer, that is placed on forged work and struck to smooth the surface of the forging floata small hand tool with a rectangular blade used for floating plaster, etc floatcut filea file having rows of parallel teeth forkan agricultural tool consisting of a handle and three or four metal prongs, used for lifting, digging, etc formera tool for giving a coil or winding the required shape, sometimes consisting of a frame on which the wire can be wound, the frame then being removed fraisea tool for enlarging a drill hole froe or frowa cutting tool with handle and blade at right angles, used for stripping young trees, etc fullera tool for forging a groove gaba pointed tool used in masonry gada short chisel-like instrument for breaking rock or coal from the face gavela small hammer used by a chairman, auctioneer, etc, to call for order or attention gimleta small hand tool consisting of a pointed spiral tip attached at right angles to a handle, used for boring small holes in wood gougera person or tool that gouges graverany of various engraving, chasing, or sculpting tools, such as a burin gympie (Australian)a hammer hackany tool used for shallow digging, such as a mattock or pick hack hammeran adzelike tool, used for dressing stone half-round chisela cold chisel with a semicircular cutting edge used for making narrow channels hammera hand tool consisting of a heavy usually steel head held transversely on the end of a handle, used for driving in nails, beating metal, etc hammer drilla rock drill operated by compressed air in which the boring bit is not attached to the reciprocating piston hoba hard steel rotating cutting tool used in machines for cutting gears hoehonea tool consisting of a number of fine abrasive slips held in a machine head, rotated and reciprocated to impart a smooth finish to cylinder bores, etc icebreakerany tool or device for breaking ice into smaller pieces ice picka pointed tool used for breaking ice jackhammera hand-held hammer drill, driven by compressed air, for drilling rocks, etc jointera tool for pointing mortar joints, as in brickwork jumpera boring tool that works by repeated impact, such as a steel bit in a hammer drill used in boring rock kevela hammer having an edged end and a pointed end, used for breaking and rough-shaping stone knapping hammera hammer used for breaking and shaping stones malleta tool resembling a hammer but having a large head of wood, copper, lead, leather, etc, used for driving chisels, beating sheet metal, etc mattocka type of large pick that has one end of its blade shaped like an adze, used for loosening soil, cutting roots, etc maula heavy two-handed hammer suitable for driving piles, wedges, etc mitre squarea tool with two blades that are at a fixed angle to one another, used to bevel a mitre joint monkey wrencha wrench with adjustable jaws nibblera tool that cuts sheet material by a series of small rapidly reciprocating cuts nippersan instrument or tool, such as a pair of pliers, for snipping, pinching, or squeezing padsawa small narrow saw used for cutting curves percussion toola power driven tool which operates by striking rapid blows: the power may be electricity or compressed air pestlea tool for pounding or stamping picka tool with a handle carrying a long steel head curved and tapering to a point at one or both ends, used for loosening soil, breaking rocks, etc piledriverpitching toola masonry chisel for rough work planea tool with an adjustable sharpened steel blade set obliquely in a wooden or iron body, for levelling or smoothing timber surfaces, cutting mouldings or grooves, etc pliersa gripping tool consisting of two hinged arms with usually serrated jaws that close on the workpiece ploughstaffa spade-shaped tool used to clean the ploughshare and mouldboard pneumatic hammerpower drilla hand tool with a rotating chuck driven by an electric motor and designed to take an assortment of tools for drilling, grinding, polishing, etc pruning hooka tool with a curved steel blade terminating in a hook, used for pruning puncha tool or machine for piercing holes in a material rabble or rabbleran iron tool or mechanical device for stirring, mixing, or skimming a molten charge in a roasting furnace rakeany of various implements similar in shape or function, such as a tool for drawing out ashes from a furnace rawhide hammera hammer, used to avoid damaging a surface, having a head consisting of a metal tube from each end of which a tight roll of hide protrudes ripplea special kind of comb designed to separate the seed from the stalks in flax, hemp, or broomcorn rockera steel tool with a curved toothed cage, used to roughen the copper plate in engraving a mezzotint roundera tool or machine for rounding edges or surfaces routerany of various tools or machines for hollowing out, cutting grooves, etc sandera power-driven tool for smoothing surfaces, esp wood, plastic, etc, by rubbing with an abrasive disc sawany of various hand tools for cutting wood, metal, etc, having a blade with teeth along one edge saxa tool resembling a small axe, used for cutting roofing slate scorper or scaupera kind of fine chisel with a square or curved tip used in wood engraving for clearing away large areas of the block or clearing away lines screwdrivera tool used for turning screws, usually having a handle of wood, plastic, etc, and a steel shank with a flattened square-cut tip that fits into a slot in the head of the screw screw tapscribera pointed steel tool used to score materials as a guide to cutting, etc scutch or scutcherthe tool used for this scythea manual implement for cutting grass, etc, having a long handle held with both hands and a curved sharpened blade that moves in a plane parallel to the ground shaveany tool for scraping shearsa large scissor-like and usually hand-held cutting tool with flat blades, as for cutting hedges sickleslasher (Australian, New Zealand)a wooden-handled cutting tool or tractor-drawn machine used for cutting scrub or undergrowth in the bush sledgehammera large heavy hammer with a long handle used with both hands for heavy work such as forging iron, breaking rocks, etc snakea tool in the form of a long flexible wire for unblocking drains slicka chisel or other tool used for smoothing or polishing a surface soldering irona hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame, and used to melt and apply solder spadea tool for digging, typically consisting of a flat rectangular steel blade attached to a long wooden handle spannera steel hand tool with a handle carrying jaws or a hole of particular shape designed to grip a nut or bolt head spiderany implement or tool having the shape of a spider spitstickera wood-engraving tool with a fine prow-shaped point for cutting curved lines spud or spuddera tool, resembling a chisel, for removing bark from trees stilettoa sharply pointed tool used to make holes in leather, cloth, etc stylusa tool used in ancient times for writing on wax tablets, which was pointed at one end and blunt at the other for erasing mistakes swagea shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc tack hammera light hammer for driving tacks tilt hammera drop hammer consisting of a heavy head moving at the end of a pivoted arm; used in forging triphammera power hammer that is raised or tilted by a cam and allowed to fall under gravity trepana tool for cutting out circular blanks or for making grooves around a fixed centre trowelany of various small hand tools having a flat metal blade attached to a handle, used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials wimbleany of a number of hand tools, such as a brace and bit or a gimlet, used for boring holes wrencha spanner, esp one with adjustable jaws ▷ See tool
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Word List of Tools from the Collins English Word Lists