palette knife


Definition of palette knife

: a knife with usually a flexible steel blade and no cutting edge used to mix colors or to apply colors (as to a painting)

Examples of palette knife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When cooked leave them in the tins for only about 30 seconds, then loosen the edges by sliding a palette knife all round and turn them onto a wire cooling rack. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 1 Sep. 2021 Spread cooked chocolate mint filling in the middle, level it with a palette knife. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 17 Aug. 2021 Use a long metal palette knife to spread the glaze over the top of the cake., 22 June 2021 In a moment that has now passed into ball-design legend, Pinel grabbed the core, which was still soft because the polyester had yet to cure, and sliced off the ends with a palette knife. Brendan I. Koerner, Wired, 27 May 2021 Level the tops of the soufflés with a palette knife, then place onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 8 minutes. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The flavor of the members’ show is typified by the imaginary forest scenes of Eileen Dorsey, painted in gooey palette knife textures and cake-icing colors. Steven Litt, cleveland, 21 Feb. 2021 Spread in an even layer with the oiled offset palette knife., 2 Dec. 2020 Oil a 9-inch square baking pan, a rubber spatula and an offset palette knife. Combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup, honey, and water in a 2-quart saucepan., 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of palette knife

1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of palette knife was in 1760

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“Palette knife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of palette knife

: a knife that has a blade which bends easily and that is used by painters to mix colors and apply paint


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