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machine tool

a power-operated machine, as a lathe, used for general cutting and shaping of metal and other substances.
Origin of machine tool
Related forms
machine-tooled, adjective Unabridged
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  • Intellectual exercises like the designing of a machine-tool operation could not compete with such aromas and sights and sounds.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • In machine-tool design a wholly new invention is an exceedingly rare thing, and a successful new machine is still more rare.

British Dictionary definitions for machine-tool

machine tool

a power-driven machine, such as a lathe, miller, or grinder, that is used for cutting, shaping, and finishing metals or other materials
Derived Forms
machine-tooled, adjective
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