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paper cutter

any device for cutting or trimming paper, typically a weighted, powered, or spring-hinged blade mounted on or over a ruled board or table on which many sheets of paper may be aligned for cutting at one time.
Origin of paper cutter
First recorded in 1820-30
Related forms
paper-cutting, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Yes, Holker's handwriting," he said as he inserted the end of the paper cutter.

    Peter F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The minister dropped his gaze and began fingering the paper cutter.

    The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath
  • The ink stand, the paper cutter, and the pens were all of ornamental design.

    The Gray Phantom Herman Landon
  • He raised his paper cutter and jabbed at the desk with a massive petulance.

    The Gray Mask

    Wadsworth Camp
  • Jefferson remained silent, nervously toying with a paper cutter.

    The Lion and The Mouse Charles Klein
  • Then reaching out for the paper cutter on the table, he began toying with it as he often did when he talked.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The fingers which slid a paper cutter beneath the flap were a trifle unsteady.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (
  • Mrs. Rhett dropped the paper cutter, which clattered on the table and tumbled to the floor.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • The paper cutter poised in the air for just a second, and his eyebrows drew together in a little puzzled frown.

    The Heart of Arethusa

    Francis Barton Fox
  • Then the paper cutter came down on the desk with a swoop, and his whole face lighted.

    The Heart of Arethusa

    Francis Barton Fox

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