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

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, 15 Apr. 2022 A few minutes after fleeing, he was stopped by police and found to be carrying a box cutter and money from the bank. Andrew Brinker,, 16 Nov. 2021 He was stabbed in the back and arms and slashed in the face with a box cutter, according to police. NBC News, 15 Mar. 2022 The man, identified by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as Landon Eastep, 37, also had a box cutter, the agency said. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 28 Jan. 2022 Police found a box cutter and a pack of cigarettes the suspect had allegedly discarded while fleeing, according to the report. Lori Riley,, 30 Jan. 2022 The trooper also said Eastep carried a box cutter, and Nashville police were called to assist, Aaron said. NBC News, 28 Jan. 2022 Tennessee authorities released body camera footage from a Thursday police involved shooting, when officers fatally shot a man who was walking along a Nashville interstate armed with a box cutter before he was struck, authorities have said. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 29 Jan. 2022 During the confrontation, the man, while holding the box cutter, seemed to pull from his pocket a shiny, cylindrical object, Aaron said. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of box cutter

1955, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

25 Apr 2022

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“Box cutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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