butter knife


: a small knife with a rounded blade that is used especially for spreading butter on bread during a meal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Prep your used candle by removing any excess wax with a butter knife. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 7 Apr. 2023 Loosen edges of pastry and bananas from skillet using a butter knife or small offset spatula. People Staff, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2023 Using a small offset spatula or a butter knife, smooth out the tops. Jessie Sheehan, Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2023 The same way a butter knife can be great and if it’s used the wrong way can be pretty scary. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2023

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“Butter knife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter%20knife. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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