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tool

 (to͞ol)
n.
1. A device, such as a saw, shovel, or drill, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work.
2.
a. A machine, such as a lathe, used to cut and shape machine parts or other objects.
b. The cutting part of such a machine.
3. Something regarded as necessary to the carrying out of one's occupation or profession: Words are the tools of our trade.
4. Something used in the performance of an operation; an instrument: "Modern democracies have the fiscal and monetary tools ... to end chronic slumps and galloping inflations" (Paul A. Samuelson).
5. Vulgar Slang The penis.
6. A person used to carry out the designs of another; a dupe.
7.
a. A bookbinder's hand stamp.
b. A design impressed on a book cover by such a stamp.
8. Computers A utility program.
v. tooled, tool·ing, tools
v.tr.
1. To form, work, or decorate with a tool.
2. To ornament (a book cover) with a bookbinder's tool.
3. Slang To drive (a vehicle): tooled the car at 80 miles an hour.
v.intr.
1. To work with a tool.
2. Slang To drive or ride in a vehicle: tooled up and down the roads.
Phrasal Verb:
tool up
To provide an industry or a factory with machinery and tools suitable for a particular job.

[Middle English, from Old English tōl, possibly from Old Norse.]
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tooled

(tuːld)
adj
(Tools) worked, cut, shaped, or formed with a tool or tools
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Translations

tooled

[tuːld] adj (silver) → cesellato/a; (leather) → goffrato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The Matrix Tool Magazine is a stationary tool storage rack that lets Toyoda HMCs be tooled for part numbers, keeps backup tools on hand, and eliminates trips to the tool room.
Each of the machines is tooled to perform a limited number of operations, unlike the typical case in a machining center-based line (parallel processing), wherein a single machine typically performs all of the operations required to finish a part.