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

Definition of toolbox

: a chest for tools

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One of the tools in their maneuver toolbox is the CH-53E Sea Stallion, one of the largest helicopters in the U.S. Military’s inventory. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Just a CH-53 Heavy Chopper Lifting a 12-Ton Armored Vehicle," 30 Apr. 2019 But a robust federal response, a readymade toolbox to help regions readjust and recover from these kind of economic shocks, is lacking. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "When towns lose a factory, what comes next?," 29 Nov. 2018 Brown said Lopez was spotted prior to his arrest removing toolboxes from the old restaurant. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "KFC restaurant hid Arizona-Mexico drug smuggling tunnel, officials say," 24 Aug. 2018 Her toolbox includes 100-plus cookie cutters (some antique, others purchased on Amazon, eBay and at her local kitchen shop) and a sharp knife for freehand work. Rebecca Powers,, "A German baker has taken pie art to a mesmerizing new level," 19 June 2018 Yoga can definitely be a great item in a runner’s toolbox for both your physical and mental self. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "Why All Runners Should Consider Adding Yoga to Their Routines," 15 Jan. 2019 Below, check out 11 of the things in my migraine toolbox, from an icy-cool massage roller to my hands-down favorite CBD tincture. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "I’ve Tried Countless Products to Relieve My Chronic Migraine Pain — These Are the Ones That Work," 11 Sep. 2018 This 18-in-one tool allows the handyman on your list to carry his toolbox in his wallet. Brianna Steinhilber /, NBC News, "18 last-minute Father's Day gifts for every type of dad (and every budget)," 12 June 2018 Amazon has a variety of major developer partners on board to use the Alexa Gadget toolbox, too, including Hasbro, WowWee, Baby Plus, and eKids. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Amazon is letting developers make their own Alexa Gadgets," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of toolbox

1832, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of toolbox

: a box for storing or carrying tools


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

Kids Definition of toolbox

: a box for storing or carrying tools

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