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 DiLoreto parents have criticized the school system over an April 17 incident in which two fourth-graders were caught with weapons — one a box cutter, the other a small knife. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "DiLoreto Staff Should Have Told Parents About Knife Incident Sooner, New Britain Superintendent Says," 16 May 2018 The girlfriend left first, and as the roommate made his way out the door, Giganti grabbed him by the shoulder and sliced his neck with the box cutter, the complaint said. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A West Allis woman accused of attempted homicide slashed her roommate's neck with a box cutter, police say," 3 Jan. 2020 The agency also regulates what travelers can carry on planes with items like knives, box cutters, darts, baseball bats and scissors now banned. Andrew O'reilly | Fox News, Fox News, "Jeb Bush shames ‘irate passengers’ complaining about airport security on 9/11," 11 Sep. 2019 An altercation between two homeless men at the Central Library in downtown Fort Worth on Friday afternoon ended with one of them slashed with a box cutter, Fort Worth police say. Stephen English, star-telegram, "Fight at downtown Fort Worth library: Homeless man slashed with box cutter | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 Apr. 2018 Denson ended up spitting on Kutuzov and following Kutuzov with a box cutter as the dealership employee tried to walk away, authorities said. oregonlive, "Portland man who told immigrant to go back to his country asked to write 500-word essay," 23 Nov. 2019 Police officers found a box cutter at the time of the man’s arrest, officials said. Lauren Hernández,, "BART rider wielding box cutter attacks woman, threatens other passengers," 18 Oct. 2019 The role also means staying vigilant for problems that occur on the boat or with the boat, such as the time someone on a bridge overhead threw a box cutter onto the vessel. Darcel Rockett,, "‘Whoa, you drive this boat?' Meet the women who steer Chicago’s First Lady Cruises," 8 Oct. 2019 Police are currently searching for a black male suspect that was seen attacking individuals with a box cutter at the corner of Ben Jordan and Red River near the Stripes convenience store. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "University of Houston-Victoria campus on lockdown amid reports of box cutter attack," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of box cutter

1955, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jan 2020

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“Box cutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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