palette knife

noun Painting.
a thin blade of varying flexibility set in a handle and used for mixing colors or applying them to a canvas.

1750–60 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
palette knife or pallet knife
1.  a round-ended spatula with a thin flexible blade used esp by artists for mixing, applying, and scraping off paint, esp oil paint
2.  a knife with a round-ended flexible blade used in cookery for scraping out a mixture from a bowl, spreading icing, etc
pallet knife or pallet knife

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Example sentences
The space is paint-smeared because he cleans his palette knife on the walls.
He also developed the technique of using a palette knife-and even his thumb-to apply and shape paint.
The paints are thick-some applied with a heavily laden brush, others troweled on in thick runnels with a palette knife.
He used such unconventional techniques as applying paint with a palette knife meant for mixing pigments.
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