Translation of "tool" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (EQUIPMENT) 设备 uk us /tuːl/

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

power tools 电动工具
machine tools 机床

something that helps you to do a particular activity

A free low-interest credit card can be a useful budgeting tool. 一张免手续费的低息信用卡是一种有用的省钱的工具。
tool of the trade

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

For the modern sales executive, a Blackberry is one of the tools of the trade. 对现代的销售经理来说,黑莓手机是工作的需要。

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