drawknife
drawknife drawknife n. see {drawing knife}.

Syn: drawshave. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drawknife — [drô′nīf΄] n. pl. drawknives [drô′nīvz΄] a knife with a handle at each end of the blade, which is drawn toward the user in shaving a surface: also drawing knife …   English World dictionary

  • Drawknife — A drawknife is a traditional woodworking hand tool used to shape wood by removing shavings. It consists of a blade with a handle at each end. The blade is much longer (along the cutting edge) than it is deep (from cutting edge to back edge). It… …   Wikipedia

  • Drawknife — 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

  • drawknife — noun Date: 1677 a woodworker s tool consisting of a blade with a handle at each end for use in shaving off surfaces …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drawknife — /draw nuyf /, n., pl. drawknives. Carpentry. a knife with a handle at each end at right angles to the blade, used by drawing over a surface. Also called drawing knife, drawshave. [1630 40; DRAW + KNIFE] * * * …   Universalium

  • drawknife —    or drawtool    A metal blade with a wooden handle at both ends used to strip wood. Draw knives are made in various sizes and can be obtained with curved as well as the more common straight blades. Also see spokeshave …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • drawknife — noun (plural drawknives) a knife with a handle at right angles at each end of the blade, for removing wood from a surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • drawknife — draw•knife [[t]ˈdrɔˌnaɪf[/t]] n. pl. knives bui a carpenter s knife with a handle at each end at right angles to the blade, used by drawing over a surface …   From formal English to slang

  • drawknife — /ˈdrɔnaɪf/ (say drawnuyf) noun a knife with a handle at each end at right angles to the blade, used by drawing over a surface …   Australian English dictionary

  • drawknife —   Pahi pa a uma, pahi ume …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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