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Words used to describe tools and parts of tools

barbed

adjective

a barbed hook or arrow has a sharp curved point on one side

double-edged

adjective

a double-edged knife or sword has two sharp sides

dull

adjective

a dull blade is not sharp

keen

adjective

a keen blade is very sharp

left-handed

adjective

used about things that are designed to be used by left-handed people

razor-edged

adjective

with a very sharp edge or blade

razor-sharp

adjective

very sharp

serrated

adjective

a serrated object such as a knife or blade has a row of regular sharp points along its edge

sharp

adjective

a sharp object has an edge that can cut or an end that is pointed

two-edged

adjective

a two-edged weapon has a blade with two sharp edges

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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