a small knife with a dull blade, for cutting, serving, or spreading butter.
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How to use butter knife in a sentence
There’d be something like 207 spoons and one fork, a spatula, and nothing sharper than a butter knife to prep the veggies.The cooking gear you need—and don’t need—for a camping trip | Purbita Saha | June 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
Run a thin offset spatula or butter knife around the perimeter of each pan, place a plate over each cake layer and gently invert.This carrot cake with brown butter-cream cheese frosting will keep you coming back for more | Olga Massov | April 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Run a butter knife around the edge of the pan before unmolding.This one-bowl cheesecake is light as a cloud, but still rich and creamy | Ellie Krieger | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
All that tends to make for a sluggish and imprecise ski, one that spreads like a butter knife, not one that cuts like a cleaver.
Use the butter-knife, salt-spoon, and sugar-tongs as scrupulously when alone, as if a room full of people were watching you.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
"It's my practice to mix the bitter with the sweet," said the doctor, waving the butter-knife.Prudy Keeping House | Sophie May
My mother went to housekeeping with six teaspoons and a butter-knife, and thought herself rich.Fernley House | Laura E. Richards
His “Merry Christmas” to Mrs. Purtett was followed up by a ravished kiss and the gift of a silver butter-knife.
Lieutenant Defoe gestured expressively with a butter knife in one hand and a piece of roll in the other.Dave Dawson at Dunkirk | Robert Sydney Bowen