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drawknife

[draw-nahyf] /ˈdrɔˌnaɪf/
noun, plural drawknives. Carpentry.
1.
a knife with a handle at each end at right angles to the blade, used by drawing over a surface.
Also called drawing knife, drawshave.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; draw + knife
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drawknife

/ˈdrɔːˌnaɪf/
noun (pl) -knives, -shaves
1.
a woodcutting tool with two handles at right angles to the blade, used to shave wood US name spokeshave
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