putty knife


  1. a tool for puttying, having a broad flexible blade.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of putty knife1

First recorded in 1855–60

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Example Sentences

For use with a platter, a spoon is perhaps the best utensil when a putty knife is not in supply.

When cool, work up with a putty knife or a similar utensil in the same manner as for fondant until it becomes hard and creamy.

When dry putty with white-lead putty, thinned with varnish and turpentine, and knifed in with a "broad-gauge" putty knife.

Remove the greater part of the dirt with a brush, old whisk-broom, or a putty knife.

With the groups separated, the remaining separators will either fall out or may be easily pushed out with a putty knife.


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