Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

moon knife

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Tanning.
  1. a crescent-shaped knife used to scrape hides.

Origin of moon knife

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for moon knife

Historical Examples

  • The flesh side of the leather is then pared with the moon-knife, or in the shaving machine, to equalise the thickness.

    Leather

    K. J. Adcock


  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.