Translation of "tool" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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toolnoun [ C ]

uk /tuːl/ us /tuːl/

tool noun [ C ] (EQUIPMENT)

a piece of equipment that you use with your hands to make or repair something

power tools 電動工具
machine tools 機床

something that helps you to do a particular activity

A free low-interest credit card can be a useful budgeting tool. 一張免手續費的低息信用卡是一種有用的省錢的工具。
tool of the trade

A tool of the trade is something you need to use to do your job

The artist was surrounded by paints, brushes, and other tools of the trade.

More examples

  • This tool is used to make holes in leather.
  • A hammer is a simple tool.
  • I always keep a set of tools in the back of my car.
  • Early humans shaped tools out of stone.
  • Our lawn mower and lots of garden tools were stolen from the shed.

tool noun [ C ] (PERSON)

disapproving someone whose decisions and actions are unfairly controlled by others

The president was widely regarded as the tool of the military. 該國人民普遍認為現任總統為軍方的工具。

tool noun [ C ] (PENIS)

offensive a penis


(Translation of “tool” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)