tool·​box | \ ˈtül-ˌbäks How to pronounce toolbox (audio) \

Definition of toolbox

: a chest for tools

Examples of toolbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prescribed fire must remain a tool in our toolbox to combat them. Jennifer Henderson And Ella Nilsen, CNN, 21 June 2022 While perhaps not a must-have in your toolbox, a heat gun is certainly handy for certain tasks. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 16 June 2022 Business owners and their signmakers have a powerful botanical in their marketing toolbox. Douglas C. Towne, The Arizona Republic, 11 June 2022 While the Fed has moved to raise interest rates in the hopes of curtailing high inflation, central bankers have also cautioned that geopolitical events and lingering supply chain constraints are beyond the control of its monetary toolbox. Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 An Alice Cooper toolbox filled with more than $8,000 worth of Snap-on tools sold for $25,000. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 1 May 2022 Leaving aside the fact that Congress would have to formally legislate such an alteration, the Fed is ill-equipped to tackle climate mitigation in the context of its traditional monetary policy toolbox. Christian Lundblad, Fortune, 17 Mar. 2022 In what some contend is part of its psychological toolbox that induces people to trade excessively—stoking FOMO, the fear of missing out—Robinhood tells customers what others are doing on the platform. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 Answering why closely related microbes have such different outcomes in people requires examining them with a full experimental toolbox, including gain-of-function approaches. Victor Dirita, STAT, 25 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of toolbox

1832, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2022

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“Toolbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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tool·​box | \ ˈtül-ˌbäks How to pronounce toolbox (audio) \

Kids Definition of toolbox

: a box for storing or carrying tools

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Nglish: Translation of toolbox for Spanish Speakers


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