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

Example Sentences

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drawknife was in 1679

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“Drawknife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawknife. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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