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paring knife

  1. a short-bladed kitchen knife for paring fruits and vegetables.
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Origin of paring knife

First recorded in 1585–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for paring knife

Historical Examples

  • And the fellow pointed to a great bag of potatoes and a paring-knife.

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter

    Harry Steele Morrison

  • Lastly, the eaves are cut to shape, and trimmed with paring-knife and shears.

    Rustic Carpentry

    Paul N. Hasluck

  • Harmony put down the paring-knife, and going over to where he sat rested a hand on his shoulder.

    The Street of Seven Stars

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • A paring-knife is used to level the bottom of the hoof so that it will have an even bearing on the shoe all the way round.

    Farm Mechanics

    Herbert A. Shearer