toolbox

noun
tool·box | \ˈtül-ˌbäks \

Definition of toolbox 

: a chest for tools

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His mother and two older sisters were in their rooms when Ray took a stick lighter from his mom’s toolbox into a bathroom. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Severely burned boy recovering after accident with fire, rubbing alcohol," 13 June 2018 Amazon is picking up a trick from Toys R Us’ toolbox — a big, fat physical catalog of toys for kids to obsess over. Ben Meyerson, RedEye Chicago, "Jay-Z and Trayvon Martin, Amazon and Toys R Us, and more conversation starters for your weekend," 13 July 2018 Smugglers hide migrants in the trunks of cars, stacked in the beds of pickup trucks and covered with tarps or even locked inside toolboxes in the beds of pickup trucks. Nicholas Kulish, New York Times, "Border Patrol’s Last Line of Defense? It Isn’t at the Border," 9 July 2018 Smugglers hide migrants in the trunks of cars, stacked in the beds of pickup trucks and covered with tarps or even locked inside toolboxes in the beds of pickup trucks. Nicholas Kulish, The Seattle Times, "Human smuggling cat-and-mouse game plays out beyond the U.S.-Mexico border," 9 July 2018 This will be a deterrent to misconduct and will be another tool in university administrations’ toolboxes. Eric Barron, Washington Post, "After a fraternity death, a grieving father and Penn State’s president call for national action," 31 May 2018 As an urban planner and attorney by training, my experiences in these disciplines alone provide an incredible toolbox to be the next mayor. Nick Hollkamp, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky voters guide: Who's running in the Louisville mayor primaries," 12 May 2018 The Cavs won that series almost solely because of James' toolbox. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "LeBron James and the toolbox, the repertoire, the sweep: Bill Livingston (photos)," 7 May 2018 Last month, authorities asked for the public’s help in finding the pickup driver, giving a description of the assailant and detailed description of the vehicle that had a crew cab and toolbox mounted in the bed. Barbara Boyer, Philly.com, "South Jersey man charged with murder in 'road rage' incident," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of toolbox

1832, in the meaning defined above

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toolbox

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toolbox

: a box for storing or carrying tools

toolbox

noun
tool·box | \ˈtül-ˌbäks \

Kids Definition of toolbox

: a box for storing or carrying tools

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