tools of ignorance

noun phrase

: a baseball catcher's equipment

Word History


from the notion that a smart athlete would not play such a grueling position

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tools of ignorance was in 1939

Dictionary Entries Near tools of ignorance

Cite this Entry

“Tools of ignorance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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