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utility knife

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Definition of utility knife in English:

noun

A knife with a small sharp blade, often retractable, designed to cut wood, cardboard, and other materials.
Example sentences
  • Use a notched blade knife or a utility knife to trim the vinyl.
  • Get a metal utility knife with retractable, replaceable blades, along with a pack of heavy-duty blades.
  • Run a sharp utility knife or single-edge razor blade between the spline and the metal frame to cut off excess screening.

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