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.
Recent Examples on the Web Starmer was born in 1962 in south London to a nurse and a toolmaker. Olivia Konotey-ahulu,, "U.K. Labour Picks ‘Safe’ Keir Starmer as a Life-Raft in a Storm," 10 May 2020 His Italian immigrant father, Agostino, was a toolmaker; his mother, Maria (Zasa) Coppola, was a homemaker. Daniel J. Wakin, New York Times, "Anton Coppola, Opera Conductor in Filmmaking Clan, Dies at 102," 9 Mar. 2020 When Mount Toba erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra some 74,000 years ago, ash fell like snow on the Indian subcontinent, including on human toolmakers who had shaped stone flakes into sharp cutting instruments. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Humans in India may have survived supereruption 74,000 years ago," 25 Feb. 2020 His Italian immigrant father, Agostino, was a toolmaker; his mother, Maria (Zasa) Coppola, was a homemaker. Daniel J. Wakin,, "Anton Coppola, opera conductor in filmmaking clan," 10 Mar. 2020 My father had various jobs -- aircraft fitter, engineer, toolmaker, newspaper editor, and later in life, lay preacher. Lily Moayeri, Billboard, "20 Questions With Underworld: The Dance Icons on '90s Raves, EDM & Their Upcoming Tour," 10 Feb. 2020 Also on Thursday, toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker Inc. cut its full-year earnings guidance below even the lowest analyst estimate and announced a new $200 million cost-cutting plan. Washington Post, "3M Enters Hall of Fame of Disappointments," 24 Oct. 2019 In 2018, a site in China yielded 2.1-million-year-old stone tools, confirming that toolmakers spread into Asia hundreds of thousands of years earlier than once thought. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "These are the top 20 scientific discoveries of the decade," 5 Dec. 2019 Joe Krapohl, 64, of Otisville has spent more than 30 years working at GM as a toolmaker. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford UAW workers to get $9,000 contract signing bonus, sources say," 31 Oct. 2019

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Toolmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of toolmaker

: a person or company that makes tools

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