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Definition of tool:

  1. A machine for cutting or shaping materials; - also called machine tool.
  2. A person used as an instrument by another person; - a word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by whose agency they accomplish their purposes.
  3. A weapon.
  4. An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner, smith, shoe- maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine that dresses work.
  5. Hence, any instrument of use or service.
  6. To drive, as a coach.
  7. To shape, form, or finish with a tool.
  8. To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive.

Synonyms:

putz, woodpecker, gibe, ray of light, light beam, greenhorn, prey, scape, ray, son of a bitch, cat's-paw, auxiliary, rotating shaft, beaver, means, pigeon, prick, intermediary, mug, marionette, automaton, bus, gumshoe, animal, jibe, drive, hireling, servant, rooster, box in, bastard, clitoris, stooge, musical instrument, automation, move, bypass, wight, asshole, sitting duck, motor, shit, cojones, instrument, turncock, carry, agent, nib, block in, irradiation, beast, incision, creature, bill, lay figure, shaft of light, black box, hayseed, dent, legal document, tool around, gadgetry, brute, chump, dig, puppet, peckerwood, stool pigeon, dupe, accessory, spear, hawkshaw, patsy, cock, lance, beam of light, dickhead, jay, clunker, shot, pawn, cocksucker, bits, over, bollocks, shaft, accouterments, gull, sitting target, car-pool, buckle up, slam, calamus, peter, stopcock, big beast, official document, come-on, weapon, barb, sap, neb, boner, array, change down, pricking, soft touch, cervix, carve up, cervical, joyride, dick, pushover, sucker, power tool, pilot, beak, wheel, pecker, beam, accomplice, back up, fauna, diaphysis, messenger, instrumental role, legal instrument, whoreson, scratch, animate being, quill, slit, balls, machine tool, mechanism.

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