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moon knife

noun

, Tanning.
  1. a crescent-shaped knife used to scrape hides.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of moon knife1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

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

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