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

Examples of box cutter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bag held up particularly well during our slash test: There were no marks after our initial swipes with a box cutter (though it can be cut with more effort). Chris Abell, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents working at Philadelphia International Airport stopped a man after he was found to have a box cutter hidden inside a bandage wrapped around his arm. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 10 Jan. 2024 In March, an East Harlem McDonald's employee was stabbed multiple times with a box cutter while trying to break up a fight, and in July, three women violently attacked Bel Fries workers with glass bottles when told extra dipping sauce would cost them less than $2. Alecia Reid, CBS News, 3 Aug. 2022 In 2006, the conservative politician Park Geun-hye, then an opposition leader, was slashed in the face with a box cutter by a man who had been a vehement critic of her. Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times, 2 Jan. 2024 Huang himself took the computer to OpenAI’s offices; Elon Musk, then the chairman, opened the package with a box cutter. Stephen Witt, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 This $15 Slice box cutter is a dream to use One downside of testing gear for a living: the boxes. Condé Nast, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2023 Peggy Valentine, 44, was also found guilty of home invasion in connection with the early morning box cutter attack on her fiancé's girlfriend’s mother. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 This 57-piece tool set has all the essentials; from screwdrivers and wrenches to a tape measure and even a box cutter, your home will never have any loose nuts and bolts to worry about. Kylee McGuigan, Popular Mechanics, 15 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of box cutter was in 1955

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“Box cutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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box cutter

: a small cutting tool used especially for opening cardboard boxes
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