paring knife

noun
a short-bladed kitchen knife for paring fruits and vegetables.

Origin:
1585–95

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Example sentences
Meanwhile, core apples, then peel with a paring knife.
To prepare the geoduck for cooking, start by inserting a paring knife between
  the shell and the body at the base of the neck.
Halve apples lengthwise and remove core with a melon-ball cutter or a paring
  knife.
Cut remaining peel, including white pith, from both oranges with a paring knife.
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