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A thin dull knife used for opening sealed envelopes, slitting uncut pages of books, and creasing paper.
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n, pl -knives
(Tools) a knife with a comparatively blunt blade, esp one of wood, bone, etc, for opening sealed envelopes
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|Noun||1.||paperknife - dull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of books|
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
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