Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tool with a sharp edge intended or adapted for cutting, as distinguished from a boring-, piercing-, planing-, riving-, sawing-, or other tool.

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Examples

  • Since the beginning of 2006, Berkshire has spent nearly $17 billion buying private companies lock, stock and barrel, including an Israeli cutting-tool maker and a distributor of electronic components.

    The Other Reason for Warren Buffett's Success

  • The shank is often made of mild steel in order to save valuable cutting-tool material (high-speed steel) or because the properties of other cutting-tool materials (hard metals, ceramic cutting-tool materials, diamonds) require this.

    3. Tools for shaping

  • One hollow is cut during each forward travel of the carriage; and, when such travel is finished, a cam-disk, p, placed on the shaft, n, lifts the tool-carrier, b, and thus draws the cutting-tool out of the hollow cut by it, so that the carriage cam can then move back without restraint.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882

  • In the whole line of tools which the machinist must take care of daily, there is nothing as important as the lathe cutting-tool, and the knowledge which goes with it to use the proper one.

    Practical Mechanics for Boys

  • The upper surface of this fuze is graduated into seconds and fourths of seconds; and it is only necessary to lay bare the composition contained in the fuze, by the cutting-tool, to prepare the projectile for instant use.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • The minute proportions of these devices will be apparent by a glance at the accompanying illustrations, in which the object on the left represents a common pin, and the objects on the right the cutting-tool and reproducing stylus, all actual sizes.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • Instead of tin-foil, a wax cylinder is employed, the record being cut thereon by a cutting-tool attached to a diaphragm, while the reproduction is effected by means of a blunt stylus similarly attached.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • The cutting-tool and stylus are devices made of sapphire, a gem next in hardness to a diamond, and they have to be cut and formed to an exact nicety by means of diamond dust, most of the work being performed under high-powered microscopes.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • It was early recognized that a single needle for forming the record and the reproduction therefrom was an undesirable arrangement, since the formation of the record required a very sharp cutting-tool, while satisfactory and repeated reproduction suggested the use of a stylus which would result in the minimum wear.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • Another important change was in the nature of a reversal of the original arrangement, the cylinder or mandrel carrying the record being mounted in fixed bearings, and the recording or reproducing device being fed lengthwise, like the cutting-tool of a lathe, as the blank or record was rotated.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

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  • I wonder in which section of the workshop you might find one?

    May 1, 2013

  • Always incisive!

    May 1, 2013

  • Never boring.

    May 1, 2013

  • I can't decide if the CD is being cutting, or boring.

    April 30, 2013

  • "A tool with a sharp edge intended or adapted for cutting, as distinguished from a boring-, piercing-, planing-, riving-, sawing-, or other tool."
    --Century Dictionary

    April 25, 2013