Definition of X-acto knife in English:

X-acto knife

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Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzaktəʊ
 
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noun

North American trademark
  • A utility knife with a very sharp replaceable blade: my T-square, my X-acto knife, my blue pencil
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    • I'm guessing it should be possible to disable the serial number by cutting the CLK line to the EEPROM, which should be easy for anyone with a keen eye and a sharp X-acto knife.
    • Use an X-acto knife to cut an X in the center opening, and fold excess fabric into the back of the plate.
    • On the first one he drew the uppermost layer of a crack and cut it out with an X-acto knife.

Origin

1940s: respelling of the adjective exact + -o.

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