mallet /ˈmalɪt/ (n) a wooden tool with a long handle and a large head, used for hitting things Example: Can you give me that mallet, please?
paint /peɪnt/ (v) a liquid that is put on surfaces to give them a particular colour; a layer of this liquid when it has dried on a surface Example: We've had the house painted.
paintbrush /ˈpeɪntbrʌʃ/ (n) a brush that is used for painting Example: Tom picked up a paintbrush and started painting the picture.
penknife /ˈpɛnnʌɪf/ (n) a small knife with one or more metal blades that fold down into the handle Example: It's good to bring a penknife when travelling.
pliers /ˈplʌɪəz/ (n) a metal tool with handles, used for holding things and twisting and cutting wire Example: I need to buy new pliers.
scissors /ˈsɪzəz/ (n) a tool for cutting paper or cloth, that has two sharp blades (= cutting edges) with handles, joined together in the middle Example: What are the scissors for?
spanner /ˈspanə/ (n) a metal tool with an end with a special shape for holding and turning nuts and bolts (= small metal rings and pins that hold things together) Example: He has just bought new spanner.
spirit level /ˈspɪrɪt ˈlɛvəl/ (n) a device used to test whether a surface is level, consisting of a glass tube partly filled with liquid with a bubble of air inside. The position of the bubble indicates whether the surface is level. Example: Could you help me hold this spirit level?
stepladder /ˈstɛpladə/ (n) a short ladder that is made of two parts, one with steps, that are joined together at the top, so that it can stand on its own or be folded flat for carrying or storing Example: Son, give me that stepladder.
tool /tuːl/ (n) an instrument such as a hammer , screwdriver , saw , etc. that you hold in your hand and use for making things, repairing things, etc. Example: a cutting tool
toolbox /ˈtuːlbɒks/ (n) a box with a lid (= cover) for keeping tools in Example: You need to have a toolbox at home.