box cutter


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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Use a box cutter to make two 1 ½-inch cuts in the shape of an X over the hole. Daniel Kluko, Popular Mechanics, "How to Grow Hydroponic Plants at Home," 13 Feb. 2017 Purchase moving supplies including boxes, packing material, tape, labels, and box cutters. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Follow This Weekly Moving Checklist for a Smooth, Stress-Free Transition," 5 Dec. 2018 Among the evidence found at one of the crime scenes was a ring that was taken off the rapist during an assault, and a box cutter with the name Debbie handwritten on it, the FBI said. NBC News, "D.C. hotel serial rapist indicted via DNA, but actual suspect remains elusive," 19 June 2018 Mrowka ceased his chase in front of 27 Commercial St., dropped the box cutter, and fled west on the road on his bike, the police report said. John R. Ellement And Danny Mcdonald,, "Arrest made in stabbing of 82-year-old man in Provincetown," 11 May 2018 Carter was sentenced to five years in prison on May 14 after he was convicted of choking Gibson while threatening her with a box cutter in 2015. Ryan Finley, azcentral, "Attorneys for convicted ex-Arizona Wildcats coach Craig Carter subpoena reporter for notes," 24 May 2018 School staff took the second boy out of class and found a box cutter. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "Report: New Britain Fourth-Grader Threatened To Kill Classmates, Teacher," 31 May 2018 Beltrandi also poked the woman in the face with a box cutter and struck her with a bottle. John Hilliard,, "West Yarmouth man allegedly told girlfriend she ‘wasn’t going to get out alive’ during attack in home," 8 June 2018 Investigators are searching for a woman accused of using a box cutter against a woman who was trying to break up a fight in the Hollygrove neighborhood, according to New Orleans police. Laura Mcknight,, "Woman wielded box cutter against victim trying to stop Hollygrove fight: NOPD," 21 Feb. 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of box cutter

: 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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one that collects or salvages junk

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