toolmaker

noun
tool·​mak·​er | \ ˈtül-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce toolmaker (audio) \

Definition of toolmaker

: one (such as a person or company) that makes tools specifically : a machinist who specializes in the construction, repair, maintenance, and calibration of the tools, jigs, fixtures, and instruments of a machine shop

Examples of toolmaker in a Sentence

The company is a leading toolmaker.

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Stanley Black & Decker, a big toolmaker, is moving production of its Craftsman brand of tools back to America. The Economist, "Three industriesSupply chains for different industries are fragmenting in different ways," 11 July 2019 The growth of German steel and toolmakers, of Japanese and South Korean automobile- and electronics-makers, of Chinese makers of low-cost goods have all been touted as evidence that the United States has lost its economic edge. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Everyone acts like America is in decline. Let’s look at the numbers.," 6 June 2019 The growth of German steel and toolmakers, of Japanese and South Korean automobile- and electronics-makers, of Chinese makers of low-cost goods have all been touted as evidence that the United States has lost its economic edge. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Everyone acts like America is in decline. Let’s look at the numbers.," 6 June 2019 The growth of German steel and toolmakers, of Japanese and South Korean automobile- and electronics-makers, of Chinese makers of low-cost goods have all been touted as evidence that the United States has lost its economic edge. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Everyone acts like America is in decline. Let’s look at the numbers.," 6 June 2019 The growth of German steel and toolmakers, of Japanese and South Korean automobile- and electronics-makers, of Chinese makers of low-cost goods have all been touted as evidence that the United States has lost its economic edge. David Von Drehle, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: United States lifted the world without losing ground," 5 June 2019 Jungers holds open the possibility that the Shangchen toolmaker was a species of Australopithecus, a group of more ape-like hominins to which the iconic fossil Lucy belongs. Colin Barras, Scientific American, "Tools from China are Oldest Hint of Human Lineage Outside Africa," 11 July 2018 His stepfather, Conrad Olson, a blacksmith and toolmaker, taught Mr. Engman metal-working skills that paved the way for his sculpting career. Bonnie L. Cook, Philly.com, "Robert M. Engman, 91, creator of sculptures great and small," 10 July 2018 He was employed with Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks as a toolmaker for over 45 years. courant.com, "Steven K. Pisieczko," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of toolmaker

1844, in the meaning defined above

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toolmaker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toolmaker

: a person or company that makes tools

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