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Stanley knife

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noun
trademark a type of knife used for carpet fitting, etc, consisting of a thick hollow metal handle with a short, very sharp, replaceable blade inserted at one end
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Word Origin for Stanley knife

C19: named after F.T. Stanley, US businessman and founder of the Stanley Rule and Level Company
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