Definition of butter knife in English:

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butter knife

Pronunciation: /ˈbədər nīf/


A blunt knife used for cutting or spreading butter or other similar spreads.
Example sentences
  • Once sexy and exhilarating, it now has the cutting edge of a butter knife.
  • And if I buy it, the first thing I'll do is go out and chop that damn tree down, with a blunt butter knife, if I have to.
  • Gently scrape the label off the clothing with a paring knife, a butter knife or another straight edge, such as a credit card or a ruler.

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Syllabification: but·ter knife

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