paper knives

paper knife

noun
1.
a small, often decorative, knifelike instrument with a blade of metal, ivory, wood, or the like, for slitting open envelopes, the leaves of books, folded papers, etc.
2.
the blade of a paper cutter.

Origin:
1800–10

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paper knife

noun
dull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of books [syn: letter opener
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