flake tool

noun

Definition of flake tool

: a Stone-Age tool that is a flake of stone struck off from a larger piece

called also flake

Examples of flake tool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers uncovered thousands of stone flake tools used for cutting and scraping. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, 25 Feb. 2020 Pointy antler tines can be sawn or broken off to create pressure flaking tools to chip arrowheads, stone knives and a host of other lithic resources. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of flake tool

circa 1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Flake tool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flake%20tool. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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