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hand tool

any tool or implement designed for manual operation.


[hand-tool] /ˈhændˌtul/
verb (used with object)
tool (defs 8, 9). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hand tool
  • The screwdriver, to regress to the subject, will probably be the last common hand tool in this increasingly digital world.
  • To use check boxes, move the hand tool over the box and when hand becomes an arrow, click once to mark box.
  • The purpose of this booklet is to help you select or purchase the best available ergonomically designed non-powered hand tool.
  • Please click on the links on the left hand tool bar for more information regarding hours, rates, and registration.
  • Wearing rubber insulating gloves when using an insulated hand tool may be appropriate for a particular work application.
  • Position the hand tool inside a form field and click.
  • Move the hand tool over a portion of the form to be filled in.
  • Use either the hand tool or the scroll bar on right side of browser window to move the page around to view all areas.
  • As a result, it is necessary that everyone be aware of safe hand tool practices and follows those practices.
Encyclopedia Article for hand tool

any of the implements used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as chopping, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Complementary tools, often needed as auxiliaries to shaping tools, include such implements as the hammer for nailing and the vise for holding. A craftsman may also use instruments that facilitate accurate measurements: the rule, divider, square, and others. Power tools-usually hand-held, motor-powered implements such as the electric drill or electric saw-perform many of the old manual operations and as such may be considered hand tools.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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