Definition of paring knife in English:

paring knife

Syllabification: par·ing knife


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