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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Tool as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 42 answers for the crossword clue 'Tool', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Tool a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Tool as an answer itself some 282 times.

Tool is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Friday, 19 November 2021 with the answer being HAMMER, but the most popular answer for this clue is CHISEL.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Tool', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Tool' and give you a hint.

  • The means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
  • An implement used in the practice of a vocation
  • Obscene terms for penis
  • A person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
  • Work with a tool
  • Ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"
  • Furnish with tools
  • Drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Tool'.

  • loot Informal terms for money

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

A pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes

Chop or split with an ax; "axe wood"

A tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle

A power tool for cutting wood

4 Letters

An edge tool used to cut and shape wood

Adult male bird

Obscene terms for penis

A steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal

Obscene terms for penis

5 Letters

Hand tool for boring holes

Undergo military training or do military exercises

Machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool


Obscene terms for penis

An aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

The act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"

The hollow spine of a feather

A sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot

6 Letters

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

A stupid incompetent person

The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

A sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball

Bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects

A gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws

A doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers

A squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit

The quantity a shovel can hold

A small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials

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

7 Letters


Fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines

Saw used with one hand for cutting metal

A ride in a car taken solely for pleasure; "they took their girlfriends for joyrides in stolen cars"

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

An implement for practical use (especially in a household)

8 Letters

A living organism characterized by voluntary movement

9 Letters


Instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

10 Letters

Equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling

Ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"

11 Letters

A power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery; rotates on a spindle

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

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