multi-tool

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noun mul·ti-tool \ ˈməl-tē-ˌtül , -ˌtī- \
variants: or less commonly multitool
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of multi-tool

:a compact, portable device that has blades and extensions for many tools (such as knives, screwdrivers, pliers, scissors, openers, and saw blades) which can be folded into the handle
  • … it's good to know you have tools in the car to get you out of a pickle that your multi-tool can't …
  • —Jennifer Sherry
  • To my mind, the coolest feature is the multi-tool, which sports a standard blade, serrated blade, screwdriver and bottle opener.
  • —Doug Aamoth
  • When a multitool is all that stands between you and, say, a ten-mile walk home, you develop a certain loyalty to the most reliable one.
  • National Geographic Adventure

First Known Use of multi-tool

1985


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