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  1. 1 〔用具〕a tool; 〔比較的精密なもの〕an instrument; 〔家事に使うもの〕a utensil; 〔設備〕equipment
    • 大工道具
    • carpenters' tools
    • 台所道具
    • kitchen utensils
    • 生物実験道具
    • instruments for biological experiments
    • 商売道具
    • the tools of one's trade
    • 裁縫道具
    • a sewing set
    • 家財道具
    • 〔家具〕furniture/〔総称〕household belongings
    • 彼女のテニスは道具ばかり立派だな
    • The only thing good about her tennis is her equipment.
  1. 2 〔備わっているもの〕
    • あの人は顔の道具がまずい
    • His features are unimpressive.
  1. II 〔他人に利用されるもの〕
    • 結婚を出世の道具にする
    • use marriage as a tool for one's advancement
    • あいつは親方の道具に使われた
    • He became a tool in the hands of his boss.
  1. 道具方 〔小道具〕a propman, a property man; 〔大道具〕a sceneshifter
  1. 道具立て arrangement of necessary tools; 〔準備〕preparation
    • 道具立ては一切済んだ
    • We have finished all the preparations.
  1. 道具箱 a toolbox; a tool chest
  1. 道具屋 a curio dealer; 〔古物商〕a dealer in secondhand articles