palette knife


nounPainting.
  1. a thin blade of varying flexibility set in a handle and used for mixing colors or applying them to a canvas.

Origin of palette knife

1
First recorded in 1750–60

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How to use palette knife in a sentence

  • When the black mass is soft and clean drain off the water and rub the ink smooth in a dish with a bone palette knife.

    Wood-Block Printing | F. Morley Fletcher

British Dictionary definitions for palette knife

palette knife

noun
  1. a round-ended spatula with a thin flexible blade used esp by artists for mixing, applying, and scraping off paint, esp oil paint

  2. a knife with a round-ended flexible blade used in cookery for scraping out a mixture from a bowl, spreading icing, etc

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