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 deer bone beside Skull 5, for example, had a stone flake tool embedded in it, and tool marks on some of the other animal bones suggest the hominids, at least occasionally, enjoyed the choicest cuts. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 26 Feb. 2015 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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flake tool was circa 1947

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“Flake tool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flake%20tool. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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