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Definition of "tooling" []

  • Work or ornamentation done with tools, especially stamped or gilded designs on leather. (noun)
  • The process of providing a factory with machinery in preparation for production. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tooling" in a sentence
  • "Or you might have to chip a little corner off a piece, what we call tooling, with a hammer and chisel, to mold it to fit."
  • "With laser machining today, the requirements for tooling is dramatically reduced."
  • "Destroying tooling is a BAD HABIT that NASA has had since the Saturn V tooling was destroyed to make way for the Shuttle!"