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utility knife

noun

Simple Definition of utility knife

  • : a knife designed for general use; especially : a cutting tool with a blade that can be pushed completely back into its handle

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of utility knife

  1. :  a knife designed for general use <a chef's utility knife>; specifically :  a cutting tool having a sharp replaceable blade that can be retracted into a usually metal handle

1946

First Known Use of utility knife

1946


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