A small knife used mainly for peeling fruits and vegetables.
- With the drumstick peel back the meat from the fat end with a paring knife until the bone is removed.
- I retrieved the alcohol from the bathroom, sprayed the label on one new pair of jeans, waited a minute or two, got a paring knife out of the drawer in the kitchen - and presto!
- Unmold the panna cotta by running a paring knife around the edge and inverting the ramekin onto a plate.
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Syllabification: par·ing knife
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