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paring knife

a short-bladed kitchen knife for paring fruits and vegetables.
Origin of paring knife
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A paring-knife is used to level the bottom of the hoof so that it will have an even bearing on the shoe all the way round.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • Lastly, the eaves are cut to shape, and trimmed with paring-knife and shears.

    Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck
  • And the fellow pointed to a great bag of potatoes and a paring-knife.

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter Harry Steele Morrison
  • Harmony put down the paring-knife, and going over to where he sat rested a hand on his shoulder.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart

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