paring knife


Definition of paring knife

: a small short-bladed knife (as for paring fruit)

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There are three knives the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab says are essential for every home cook: a chef's knife, a paring knife, and a serrated knife (also known as a bread knife). Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Bread Knives, According to Kitchen Cutlery Experts," 15 Jan. 2019 Split vanilla bean lengthwise with a paring knife and scrape the seeds. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "Is Boston Cream Pie the World’s Most Delicious...Cake?," 9 Nov. 2018 Using paring knife, score 1/2-inch border all the way around pastry. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Herbed Ricotta and Fresh Tomato Tart," 17 Aug. 2018 Grill until deeply charred on all sides (pretty much blackened) and a paring knife easily slips through the center, 8–10 minutes per side. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Charred Cabbage with Goat Cheese Raita and Cucumbers," 28 May 2018 Using a paring knife, carefully break the seal and remove lid to serve. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "Packed with flavor and prettily potted, the traditional Alsatian stew baeckeoffe is rich wintertime comfort," 11 Dec. 2018 Using a small square cookie cutter or paring knife, cut out center to make a belt buckle. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting," 7 Dec. 2018 Using paring knife, cut around core to remove; slice core thin and reserve. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Fall into this Cook’s Illustrated’s recipe: creamy cauliflower soup," 16 Oct. 2018 Police investigators reported finding blood splatter in the apartment and a paring knife in the kitchen sink. Fox News, "Utah man arrested in stabbing death of 10-month-old son," 22 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of paring knife

: a small knife with a short blade used especially for cutting fruit and vegetables

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