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utility knife

[ yoo-til i tee nahyf ]
/ yuˈtɪl ɪ ti ˌnaɪf /
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noun, plural u·til·i·ty knives [yoo-til i tee nahyvz] /yuˈtɪl ɪ ti ˌnaɪvz/
any of various knives, often with a retractable, replaceable razorlike blade, used for a variety of cutting, scraping, or scoring work: The crafts department sells a fully equipped tool kit, complete with all the sizes of utility knives that you’re looking for.
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Origin of utility knife

First recorded in 1900–05
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