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drawknife

[ draw-nahyf ]

noun

, Carpentry.
, plural draw·knives.
  1. a knife with a handle at each end at right angles to the blade, used by drawing drawing over a surface.


drawknife

/ ˈdrɔːˌnaɪf /

noun

  1. a woodcutting tool with two handles at right angles to the blade, used to shave wood US namespokeshave


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Word History and Origins

Origin of drawknife1

First recorded in 1630–40; draw + knife
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Example Sentences

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.

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

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