tool·​box | \ ˈtül-ˌbäks \

Definition of toolbox

: a chest for tools

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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 The design of the rooftop toolbox and bicycle racks also impresses. Megan Barber, Curbed, "5 lightweight camper trailers you can buy right now," 13 Sep. 2018 Expanding the toolbox of what Bixby can do across all the devices that Samsung offers it on could go a long way to bridging those shortcomings (assuming developers show up, that is). Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Samsung reportedly opening up Bixby to third-party skills," 2 Nov. 2018 Dorella was the one who kept the family going, working up to 12 hours a day at the Mac factory, assembling hulking mechanical toolboxes, fitting each roller bearing and drawer just so. Chris Ballard,, "Same Warrior, New Battle: Brian Grant Won't Back Down From Parkinson's Disease," 2 May 2018 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

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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 \

Kids Definition of toolbox

: a box for storing or carrying tools

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