palette knife


noun Painting.

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

Nearby words

  1. palestra,
  2. palestrina,
  3. palestrina, giovanni pierluigi da,
  4. paletot,
  5. palette,
  6. palette of narmer,
  7. paley,
  8. paley, william,
  9. palfrey,
  10. palgrave

Origin of palette knife

First recorded in 1750–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for palette knife

palette knife

pallet knife


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