chef's knife


Definition of chef's knife

: a knife used for preparing food especially : a large, general-purpose kitchen knife usually 8 to 10 inches long that has a blade curving upward along its length and ending in a narrow point The chef's knife, usually 8 inches long, is … the workhorse of the kitchen. It is used for chopping, slicing, and dicing a variety of foods. Consumer Reports

Examples of chef's knife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One at a time, mark each log at 1/2-inch intervals and working with a chef's knife, cut them into rounds., 2 Nov. 2021 But a great chef's knife and paring really should be top of mind. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Using a mandoline or a chef's knife, thinly slice one zucchini lengthwise into slices about 1/8 inch thick. Steven Raichlen New York Times, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Kickstarter-funded, direct-to-consumer kitchenware brand Misen makes premium knives that won't break the bank—especially during Amazon Prime Day, when their chef's knife is 20% off. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 21 June 2021 This three-piece knife set by Zwilling comes with a 4-inch paring knife, 6-inch utility knife and an 8-inch chef's knife. Joanna Sciarrino, Forbes, 16 June 2021 And yet another option is to lightly crush the cherry with the side of a chef's knife to loosen the pit enough to be able to pick it out. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 15 June 2021 Using a mortar and pestle or the back of your chef's knife, press on the herbs (still on their stems) to bruise them, releasing some of their aromas and oils. Tim Carman, Arkansas Online, 26 May 2021 Using a pizza wheel or chef's knife, cut the pizza in half lengthwise, and then make 3 cuts crosswise to yield 8 slices., 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of chef's knife

1893, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2021

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“Chef's knife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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