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putty knife

noun
1.
a tool for puttying, having a broad flexible blade.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples for putty knife
  • With a putty knife, take a little of the prepared mix and press it down into seams covered with tape.
  • To test removing it, try lifting the corner of a piece with a putty knife.
  • The stool was on a drop cloth, a putty knife was on the step stool.
  • Lift off the paint with a clean putty knife and put it into the container.
  • Backer rod is a closed-cell foam or rope caulk that is pressed into cracks or gaps with a screwdriver or putty knife.
  • putty knife or other instrument for probing into crevices and corners.
  • Instead you have to break the bond of the paint by working your putty knife in between the sash and the stop.
  • Waterproofs surface by filling joints or cracks with caulking compound using putty knife, trowel or caulking gun.
  • Press into crack or gap with screwdriver or putty knife.
  • Ability to learn to operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment such as a putty knife, squeegee, floor machine and vacuum.

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