Drawing knife
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. (Carp.) A tool used for the purpose of making an incision along the path a saw is to follow, to prevent it from tearing the surface of the wood. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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