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edge tool

a tool with a cutting edge.
Origin of edge tool
1300-50; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She is an edge-tool, and requires great care in dealing with.

  • So Carlos reflected: but he reflected, as well, that he had neither the edge-tool nor the time.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • A determined man, with an edge-tool and time to spare, could make his way through them easily enough.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • "Those are the utensils of an edge-tool maker," thought Marius.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Power, in the hand of ignorance, is an edge-tool of the most dangerous kind.

  • His feet were yet bound, and he would need an edge-tool to loose that binding.

    A Thane of Wessex Charles W. Whistler
  • Presenting a sharp instrument or edge-tool to anyone, ill luck to ensue.

    Health, Happiness, and Longevity Louis Philippe McCarty
  • The Anglo-Saxon hæft; the handle of a dirk, knife, or any edge-tool; also, the handle of an oar.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for edge-tool

edge tool

a tool with one or more cutting edges
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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