box cutter

noun

Definition of box cutter

:a small cutting tool that is designed for opening cardboard boxes and typically consists of a retractable razor blade in a thin metal or plastic sheath

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First Known Use of box cutter

1955


BOX CUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

box cutter

noun

Definition of box cutter for English Language Learners

  • : a small tool that is made for opening cardboard boxes and that has a very sharp blade that can be pushed in and out of its case


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