paring knife


noun

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. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for paring knife

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

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter|Harry Steele Morrison