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toolbox

[tool-boks] /ˈtulˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a box or case in which tools are kept.
2.
an attached mechanism, as on planing machines or lathes, that carries the cutting tools.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; tool + box1
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  • He is less than eight feet from me when a rock the size of a toolbox comes loose in his hand.
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  • Get inside the head-and the toolbox-of modern-day experts in crime solving.
  • It has to be a whole toolbox, and the bigger the better.
  • We academics seem to have a larger than average toolbox for justifying tergiversations, principles included.
  • Science has developed a diverse toolbox of methods for determining which hypotheses are simply good-sounding bunk.
  • The personal touch is sometimes a pivotal item in the diplomatic toolbox.
  • He sees the implanted mice as a toolbox--one into which he wants to add the nuts and bolts of the human immune system.
  • He likens these molecular proteins to implements in a toolbox that help to build specialized brain regions.
  • They are one tool in the growing toolbox for consumers to help us make more informed decisions.
Word Origin and History for toolbox
n.

also tool-box, 1832, from tool (n.) + box (n.1).

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