drawknife

noun

draw·​knife ˈdrȯ-ˌnīf How to pronounce drawknife (audio)
: a woodworker's tool consisting of a blade with a handle at each end for use in shaving off surfaces

Examples of drawknife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Debark two logs with a putty knife if the wood is seasoned, or a drawknife if the logs are green. Roy Berendsohn and Mike Cunningham, Popular Mechanics, 3 Oct. 2020 Lay the bow flat and taper the sides of the limbs with a drawknife. Andrew Del-Colle, Popular Mechanics, 16 Aug. 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'drawknife.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drawknife was in 1679

Dictionary Entries Near drawknife

Cite this Entry

“Drawknife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawknife. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on drawknife

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!