a crescent-shaped knife used to scrape hides.
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Origin of moon knife
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby moon knife
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Example sentences from the Web for moon knife
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