palette knives

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.

Origin:
1750–60

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palette knife or pallet knife
 
n
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
 
n

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