paring knife
noun Date: circa 1580 a small short-bladed knife (as for paring fruit)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paring knife — noun a small sharp knife used in paring fruits or vegetables • Syn: ↑parer • Derivationally related forms: ↑pare (for: ↑parer) • Hypernyms: ↑knife * * * noun, pl ⋯ knives [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • paring knife — par|ing knife [ perıŋ ,naıf ] (plural paring ,knives) noun count a small sharp knife used for removing the skin from fruit and vegetables …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paring knife — par′ing knife n. cvb a short bladed kitchen knife, as for paring fruits • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • paring knife — a short bladed kitchen knife for paring fruits and vegetables. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • paring knife — noun A thin bladed knife intended for coring and paring (peeling) fruit such as apples. See Also: pare …   Wiktionary

  • paring knife — /ˈpɛərɪŋ naɪf/ (say pairring nuyf) noun a short knife for peeling fruit and vegetables …   Australian English dictionary

  • Paring knife — Шерфовальный нож, нож для спуска фаски …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Paring — may refer to:* Paring Abbey, a Benedictine monastery * Paring knife, a small knife with a plain edge bladeee also* Pare (disambiguation) * Pared * Pares …   Wikipedia

  • knife — n. instrument for cutting 1) to plunge a knife into smb. 2) to pull a knife (on smb.) 3) to stab smb. with a knife 4) to sharpen a knife 5) a dull; sharp knife 6) a bowie; boy scout; bread; butcher (esp. AE). butcher s (esp. BE); clasp; electric; …   Combinatory dictionary

  • knife — noun 1 tool for cutting ADJECTIVE ▪ blunt, dull (esp. AmE) ▪ sharp ▪ serrated ▪ long ▪ small …   Collocations dictionary

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