flake tool
noun Date: circa 1947 a Stone-Age tool that is a flake of stone struck off from a larger piece — called also flake

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flake tool — flake′ tool n. ant a Paleolithic or later stone tool made from a flake struck from a larger core • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • flake tool — noun : a Stone Age tool that is a flake of stone struck off from a larger piece and sometimes retouched compare core tool * * * a Paleolithic or later stone tool made from a flake struck from a larger core. [1945 50] * * * flake tool, a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flake tool — In archaeology a flake tool is a type of stone tool created by striking a flake from a prepared stone core.The flake could be sharpened by retouch to create scrapers or burins.References*Darvill, T (ed.) (2003). Oxford Concise Dictionary of… …   Wikipedia

  • flake tool — a Paleolithic or later stone tool made from a flake struck from a larger core. [1945 50] * * * Stone Age devices, usually flint (see chert and flint), shaped by flaking off small particles or by breaking off a large flake to use as a tool.… …   Universalium

  • flake — flake1 flakeless, adj. flaker, n. /flayk/, n., v., flaked, flaking. n. 1. a small, flat, thin piece, esp. one that has been or become detached from a larger piece or mass: flakes of old paint. 2. any small piece or mass: a flake of snow. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • flake — I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English flacor flying (of arrows), Old Norse flakna to flake off, split Date: 14th century 1. a small loose mass or bit < flakes of snow > 2. a thin flattened piece or layer ; chip 3. slang …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tool — tooler, n. toolless, adj. /toohl/, n. 1. an implement, esp. one held in the hand, as a hammer, saw, or file, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations. 2. any instrument of manual operation. 3. the cutting or machining part of a lathe …   Universalium

  • tool — 1. (tool) (14158↑, 3245↓) One who lacks the mental capacity to know he is being used. A [fool]. A [cretin]. Characterized by low intelligence and/or self steem. That tool dosen t even know she s just using him. Author: tt… …   Urban English dictionary

  • flake — 1. noun /fleɪk/ a) A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, paint, or fish. She makes pleasant conversation, but shes kind of a flake when it comes time fo …   Wiktionary

  • flake — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a small thin light piece of snow. b a similar piece of another material. 2 a thin broad piece of material peeled or split off. 3 Archaeol. a piece of hard stone chipped off and used as a tool. 4 a natural division of the flesh… …   Useful english dictionary

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