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putty knife

  1. a tool for puttying, having a broad flexible blade.
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Origin of putty knife

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples of putty knife

  • In addition to a hammer, we would advise the young student to take a good narrow-pointed steel chisel, and a putty-knife.

    Notes on Collecting and Preserving Natural-History Objects

    J. E. Taylor