utility knife

noun

Definition of utility knife

:a knife designed for general use
  • a chef's utility knife
; specifically :a cutting tool having a sharp replaceable blade that can be retracted into a usually metal handle

First Known Use of utility knife

1946


UTILITY KNIFE Defined for English Language Learners

utility knife

noun

Definition of utility knife for English Language Learners

  • : a knife designed for general use; especially : a cutting tool with a blade that can be pushed completely back into its handle


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