putty knife

noun
a tool for puttying, having a broad flexible blade.

Origin:
1855–60

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Example sentences
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.
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