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

Definition of toolbox

: a chest for tools

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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 The hope is that these toolboxes eliminate classroom distractions, saving time for education, and lead to reduced referrals. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Pine Grove School Receives Grant For Sensory Toolboxes," 2 July 2018 Investors can have more than one tool in their toolbox. Chuck Jaffe, WSJ, "A DIY Stock-Investing Pioneer Says DRIPs Still Have a Place," 4 Nov. 2018 The bed is equipped with two locking cables that Rivian calls the Gear Guard to secure important items, like a bike or a toolbox. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "Rivian's Electric Truck and SUV Are Built to Tackle the Great Outdoors," 27 Nov. 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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