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 documents states that Hickey then pulled a box cutter out and threatened the neighbor, then left the area. oregonlive, "Suspect in Southeast Portland apartment fire charged with arson," 24 Dec. 2020 Police said Czar Nicholas, 44, and a 29-year-old man were arguing when Nicholas reportedly pulled out a box cutter and stabbed the other man. Carlie Wells,, "2 people stabbed in New Orleans in separate crimes, police say," 14 Dec. 2020 Bautista recommends a box cutter as the most efficient way to open boxes. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "Mailing gifts this year? Here are tips from the pros on how to box up your items properly.," 3 Dec. 2020 Struggles take place, bones are broken, wrists are slit with a box cutter and things reach the point of no return. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "30 best horror movie scenes of the 21st century," 29 Oct. 2020 During a search of Hensley's home, investigators seized three pocket knives and a box cutter, according to the Asheville Citizen Times. Harriet Sokmensuer,, "N.C. Teen Was Fatally Stabbed by Younger Brother: Mom Says Slain Daughter 'Will Always Be My Hero'," 9 Sep. 2020 In each case, the four individuals alleged they were assaulted and slashed by two Somali men using a box cutter. Randy Furst, Star Tribune, "Woman gets 6 months in prison for helping to falsify robberies for visa status," 28 Aug. 2020 Portland police are searching for a suspect who slashed someone in the throat with a box cutter, then fled the scene of the assault Thursday. oregonlive, "One person seriously injured in NW Portland box cutter assault," 7 Aug. 2020 Detectives are seeking help to identify a man who tried stealing another man’s phone, threatened to kill him and stabbed him with a box cutter last month at a park in Emerald Hills, authorities said Thursday. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDPD seeks man accused of strangling, stabbing stranger at Emerald Hills park," 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of box cutter

1955, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2021

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“Box cutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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