machine tool
machine tool machine tool n. A power-driven machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • machine tool — machine tooled, adj. a power operated machine, as a lathe, used for general cutting and shaping of metal and other substances. [1860 65] * * * Stationary, power driven machine used to cut, shape, or form materials such as metal and wood. Machine… …   Universalium

  • machine tool — ➔ tool1 * * * machine tool UK US noun [C] PRODUCTION ► a tool used in a factory that uses power to cut and shape metal or other strong materials, for example to make parts for cars: »The factory is equipped with a limited range of machine tools.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Machine tool — Machine Ma*chine (m[.a]*sh[=e]n ), n. [F., fr. L. machina machine, engine, device, trick, Gr. ?, from ? means, expedient. Cf. {Mechanic}.] 1. In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • machine tool — Tool Tool (t[=oo]l), n. [OE. tol,tool. AS. t[=o]l; akin to Icel. t[=o]l, Goth. taijan to do, to make, taui deed, work, and perhaps to E. taw to dress leather. [root]64.] 1. An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • machine tool — n. an automatic or semiautomatic power driven tool, as an electric lathe, punch press, drill, or planer: machine tools are used in making machines or machine parts machine tool adj., vt …   English World dictionary

  • machine tool — machine tools N COUNT A machine tool is a machine driven by power that cuts, shapes, or finishes metal or other materials …   English dictionary

  • machine tool — machine′ tool n. mac a machine, as a lathe, used for shaping of metal and other substances • Etymology: 1860–65 machine′ tooled , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • machine tool — ► NOUN ▪ a fixed powered tool for cutting or shaping metal, wood, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • Machine tool — A machine tool is a powered mechanical device, typically used to fabricate metal components of machines by machining, which is the selective removal of metal. The term machine tool is usually reserved for tools that used a power source other than …   Wikipedia

  • machine tool — noun a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials • Hypernyms: ↑machine • Hyponyms: ↑drill press, ↑grinder, ↑shaper, ↑shaping machine * * * noun, pl ⋯ tools [count] : a tool (such as a drill) that is powere …   Useful english dictionary

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