tool and die

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tool and die (plural tools and dies)

  1. (chiefly attributive) One of the cutting tools and forming dies used by machine tools.
    The toolmakers are employed in tool and die jobbing shops.
    Wage rates for tool and die makers differ in various regions of the country.
    The manufacture of tools and dies is on the critical path of automobile development programs.