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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

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