paring knife

noun

Definition of paring knife

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

Examples of paring knife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, stir and flip over the big slices halfway through, until the slices are tender when pierced with a paring knife. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Peerless (and fearless) wine pairings with vegetarian meals," 8 Oct. 2020 The utility knife, meanwhile, cut easily through apples and avocados, but wasn’t quite as sharp as the paring knife. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best kitchen knife sets of 2020," 17 Sep. 2020 Use a paring knife to cut the dough to release it from the machine, giving it perfectly straight ends. Popular Science, "Making homemade ramen noodles is surprisingly challenging and totally worth it," 11 Sep. 2020 To remove the needles growing along the edge, run a paring knife about ¼-inch in from the side and slice away the outer edges. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How to make nopales," 12 Aug. 2020 Watch the video below for detailed real-life instructions — or follow these steps: With a paring knife, cut avocado from top to bottom and around the pit, then twist halves to separate. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "Are Avocados Good for You? Learn All About the Health Benefits of Your Favorite Fruit," 27 July 2020 Prep the meat: Using a sharp paring knife, deboning knife or kitchen shears, remove and discard the thigh bones (or freeze bones for later use). San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mexican chorizo with a twist," 19 Aug. 2020 Water, as needed Using a spoon or knife at a 90-degree angle, scrape off the needles on both sides of each cactus paddle (or use a paring knife to slice away each nub). San Diego Union-Tribune, "How to make nopales," 12 Aug. 2020 To create slices or chunks, use a paring knife to cut through the avocado, but not through the peel, then use a spoon to scoop out the slices. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "Are Avocados Good for You? Learn All About the Health Benefits of Your Favorite Fruit," 27 July 2020

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First Known Use of paring knife

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Paring knife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paring%20knife. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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paring knife

noun

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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