Definition of paring knife in English:

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paring knife

noun

A small knife used mainly for peeling fruits and vegetables.
Example sentences
  • 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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