Drawing knife
Drawing Draw"ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster]

2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of natural objects, but for effect only, and produced with hard material such as pencil, chalk, etc.; delineation; also, the figure or representation drawn. [1913 Webster]

3. The process of stretching or spreading metals as by hammering, or, as in forming wire from rods or tubes and cups from sheet metal, by pulling them through dies. [1913 Webster]

4. (Textile Manuf.) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning. [1913 Webster]

5. The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery. [1913 Webster]

Note: Drawing is used adjectively or as the first part of compounds in the sense of pertaining to drawing, for drawing (in the sense of pulling, and of pictorial representation); as, drawing master or drawing-master, drawing knife or drawing-knife, drawing machine, drawing board, drawing paper, drawing pen, drawing pencil, etc. [1913 Webster]

{A drawing of tea}, a small portion of tea for steeping.

{Drawing knife}. See in the {Vocabulary}.

{Drawing paper} (Fine Arts), a thick, sized paper for draughtsman and for water-color painting.

{Drawing slate}, a soft, slaty substance used in crayon drawing; -- called also {black chalk}, or {drawing chalk}.

{Free-hand drawing}, a style of drawing made without the use of guiding or measuring instruments, as distinguished from mechanical or geometrical drawing; also, a drawing thus executed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Drawing knife — Draw ing knife , Drawknife Draw knife , n. 1. A woodworker s and joiner s tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it toward one; a shave; called also {drawshave}, and {drawing shave}. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing knife — variant of drawknife * * * drawing knife, = drawknife. (Cf. ↑drawknife) …   Useful english dictionary

  • drawing-knife — drawˈing knife noun A knife with a handle at each end, used by a cooper for shaving hoops by drawing it towards him • • • Main Entry: ↑draw …   Useful english dictionary

  • drawing-knife — n. Shave …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Drawing — Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing chalk — Drawing Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing paper — Drawing Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing slate — Drawing Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing shave — Drawing knife Draw ing knife , Drawknife Draw knife , n. 1. A woodworker s and joiner s tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it toward one; a shave; called also {drawshave}, and {drawing shave}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knife — (n[imac]f), n.; pl. {Knives} (n[imac]vz). [OE. knif, AS. cn[=i]f; akin to D. knijf, Icel. kn[=i]fr, Sw. knif, Dan. kniv.] 1. An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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