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, "Humans in India may have survived supereruption 74,000 years ago," 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, "10 Deer Parts That Will Keep You Alive," 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 7 Aug. 2020.

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