Definition of Hand tool

1. Noun. A tool used with workers' hands.




Definition of Hand tool

1. Noun. A tool powered by human muscle rather than a motor or engine. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hand Tool

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hand shovel
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hand to mouth
hand tool (current term)
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Literary usage of Hand tool

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"Accordingly, various attempts had been made to perform the work done by the old hand tool with rotary cutters operated by machinery. ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"hand tool GRINDING. 66. General Consideration.—Under the heading of hand grinding may be classed the grinding of tools for turning and planing metal. ..."

3. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1871)
"A novelty in the display of minor tools is Jones' Patent Joint and Mitre Planer, a hand-tool whereby a perfect right-angled or mitre joint may be made, ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1871)
"A novelty in the display of minor tools is Jones' Patent Joint and Mitre Planer, a hand-tool whereby a perfect right-angled or mitre joint may be made, ..."

5. Forging: Manual of Practical Instruction in Hand Forging of Wrought Iron by John Jernberg (1919)
"The one commencing at the left-hand end and cutting toward the right would be known as a left-hand tool. The general shape of the right-hand and left-hand ..."

6. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"This tool is an excellent one for roughing work out, and will take a very heavy cut for a hand-tool. A heel-tool is shown in Fig. 2f>86, which is a piece of ..."

7. Machine Shop Practice: A Manual for Apprentices and Journeyman Machinists by William J. Kaup (1914)
"Hand-tool Work. The importance of the speed lathe cannot be too greatly emphasized, not because the product from hand tools is in demand, for, ..."

8. Modern Shop Practice: A General Reference Work by Howard Monroe Raymond, American Technical Society (1917)
"... position.in the lathe, it is known as a right-hand tool, ie, a tool which begins a cut at the right-hand end of the piece and moves from right to left. ..."

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