utility knife


utility knife

noun

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

Full Definition of UTILITY KNIFE

:  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

First Known Use of UTILITY KNIFE

1946

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: utility man
Previous Word in the Dictionary: utility (adjective)
All Words Near: utility knife

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up utility knife? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).