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machine tool

noun [C] uk   us  
a tool that uses power to cut and shape metal or other strong materials: The car industry uses machine tools for cutting car body parts.
Translations of “machine tool”
in Chinese (Traditional) 機床, 工具機…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机床, 工具机…
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