tool·​hold·​er ˈtül-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce toolholder (audio)
: a short steel bar having a shank at one end by which it is clamped to a machine and a clamp at the other end to hold small interchangeable cutting bits

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toolholder was in 1846

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“Toolholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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