toolmaker

noun
tool·mak·er | \ˈtül-ˌmā-kər \

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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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 Some were made of a volcanic rock, obsidian, that didn’t come from the area, meaning the toolmakers traveled miles to get it. Washington Post, "Stone tools from Kenya give early glimpse of human behavior," 15 Mar. 2018 At Crescent's Lakemont Business Park, just over the state line in York County, the company is developing new industrial buildings that include a 345,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution center for toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Your online shopping habits are fueling a hidden real estate boom in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer," 2 May 2018 After growing up in nearby Aarhus, Dam started out as a toolmaker in a plastic moldings factory, but soon tired of the relentless precision required of that profession. Aimee Farrell, New York Times, "The Danish Glassblower Making Modern Curiosities," 24 Apr. 2018 Like Lego pieces Horvath grew up in Colmar, in eastern France, inheriting a fondness for tinkering from his father, a toolmaker. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "From yogurt bacteria to fighting cancer: Franklin Institute honors gene-editing pioneer," 12 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, the same precision and skill that allowed production of longer edges also allowed toolmakers to vary their edge length for techniques like Levallois or for making short bladelets. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "New study tracks the evolution of stone tools," 6 Mar. 2018

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toolmaker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toolmaker

: a person or company that makes tools

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