Tools and Equipment

English Vocabulary - Tool Name List in English

workbench

 a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic

Workbench

/ˈwɜːk.bentʃ/

UK
UK

/ˈwɝːk.bentʃ/

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Toolbox

a box or case in which tools are kept

Toolbox

/ˈtuːl.bɒks/

UK
UK

 /ˈtuːl.bɑːks/

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saw

 hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

Saw

/sɔː/

UK
UK

/sɑː/

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fretsaw

 a saw for cutting curves and inside corners in wood

Fretsaw

/ˈfret.sɔː/

UK
UK

/ˈfret.sɑː/

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hacksaw

a small saw used especially for cutting metal

Hacksaw

/ˈhæk.sɔː/

UK
UK

/ˈhæk.sɑː/

US
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jigsaw

a tool with an electric motor and a thin metal blade that is used for cutting curves in flat materials, such as wood or metal

Jigsaw

/ˈdʒɪɡ.sɔː/

UK
UK

/ˈdʒɪɡ.sɑː/

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back saw

a small tool with a sharp, thin blade and a strong metal back

Backsaw

/ˈbæk ˌsɔː/

UK
UK

/ˈbæk ˌsɑː/

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adjustable spanner

a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

Adjustable spanner

/əˌdʒʌs.tə.bəl ˈspæn.ər/

UK
UK

/əˌdʒʌs.tə.bəl ˈspæn.ɚ/

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chainsaw

a large saw with a motor and teeth-like parts fitted onto a continuous chain used especially for cutting trees

Chainsaw

/ˈtʃeɪn.sɔː/

UK
UK

/ˈtʃeɪn.sɔː/

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Bolt

a screw-like metal object without a point, used with a nut to fasten things together

Bolt

/bəʊlt/

UK
UK

/boʊlt/

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Nail

a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

Nail

/neɪl/

UK
UK

/neɪl/

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Screwdriver

a hand tool for driving screws; has a tip that fits into the head of a screw

Screwdriver

/ˈskruːˌdraɪ.vər/

UK
UK

/ˈskruːˌdraɪ.vɚ/

US
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Bradawl

a small, sharp tool used for making holes

Bradawl

/ˈbræd.ɔːl/

UK
UK

/ˈbræd.ɑːl/

US
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Nut

a small piece of metal with a hole in it through which you put a bolt

Nut

/nʌt/

UK
UK

/nʌt/

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Screw

a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole

Screw

/skruː/

UK
UK

/skruː/

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Wrench

a tool for holding and turning objects

Wrench

/rentʃ/

UK
UK

/rentʃ/

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Hammer

a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

Hammer

/ˈhæm.ər/

UK
UK

/ˈhæm.ɚ/

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Mallet

a tool like a hammer with a large, flat end made of wood or rubber, or a wooden hammer with a long handle used in sports such as croquet and polo

Mallet

/ˈmæl.ɪt/

UK
UK

/ˈmæl.ɪt/

US
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Spirit level

a tool that contains a tube of liquid with an air bubble in it, used to show if a surface is a level

Spirit level

/ˈspɪr.ɪt ˌlev.əl/

UK
UK

/ˈspɪr.ət ˌlev.əl/

US
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Pocketknife

a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket

Pocketknife

/ˈpɒk.ɪt.naɪf/

UK
UK

/ˈpɑː.kɪt.naɪf/

US
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Scissors

an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

Scissors

/ˈsɪz.əz/

UK
UK

/ˈsɪz.ɚz/

US
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Cordless

a small electronic device or power tool that doesn’t have a cord and a plug for an electrical outlet, but instead is powered by a battery, is cordless

Cordless

/ˈkɔːd.ləs/

UK
UK

 /ˈkɔːrd.ləs/

US
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Pliers

a small tool with two handles for holding or pulling small things like nails, or for cutting wire

Pliers

/ˈplaɪ.əz/

UK
UK

 /ˈplaɪ.ɚz/

US
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Drill

a tool or machine that makes holes

Drill

/drɪl/

UK
UK

 /drɪl/

US
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Corkscrew

a bottle opener that pulls corks

Corkscrew

/ˈkɔːk.skruː/

UK
UK

 /ˈkɔːrk.skruː/

US
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Tape measure

a strip of plastic or metal used for measuring that can be rolled up when not being used

Tape measure

/ˈteɪp ˌmeʒ.ər/

UK
UK

 /ˈteɪp ˌmeʒ.ɚ/

US
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Plunger

a hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains

Plunger

/ˈplʌn.dʒər/

UK
UK

 / plʌn.dʒɚ/

 
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Ladder

a piece of equipment used for climbing up and down

Ladder

/ˈlæd.ər/

UK
UK

 /ˈlæd.ɚ/

 
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Stepladder

a folding portable ladder hinged at the top

Stepladder

/ˈstepˌlæd.ər/

UK
UK

 /ˈstepˌlæd.ɚ/

 
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Axe

an edge tool with a heavy bladed head, used for cutting wood

Axe

/æks/

UK
UK

 /æks/

 
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Chisel

an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge

Chisel

/ˈtʃɪz.əl/

UK
UK

 /ˈtʃɪz.əl/

 
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Scraper

a tool for scraping

Scraper

/ˈskreɪ.pər/

UK
UK

 /ˈskreɪ.pɚ/

 
US
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Plane

a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood

Plane

/pleɪn/

UK
UK

 /pleɪn/

 
US
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Wire

thin metal thread with a layer of plastic around it, used for carrying electric current

Wire

/waɪər/

UK
UK

 /waɪr/

 
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