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[draw-nahyf] /ˈdrɔˌnaɪf/
noun, plural drawknives. Carpentry.
a knife with a handle at each end at right angles to the blade, used by drawing over a surface.
Also called drawing knife, drawshave.
Origin of drawknife
First recorded in 1630-40; draw + knife Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The curve of the legs can be cut with a bracket saw or a drawknife, care being taken to get the edges square and smooth.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • On the day of the first snow Dick Goodine walked over to Rayton's farm to borrow a drawknife.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery Theodore Goodridge Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for drawknife


noun (pl) -knives, -shaves
a woodcutting tool with two handles at right angles to the blade, used to shave wood US name spokeshave
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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