Putty-knife

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Putty-knife a knife with a blunt, flexible blade for laying on putty
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. potée, properly that which is contained in a pot, Fr. pot.

Usage

In literature:

For this purpose, nothing is quite so satisfactory as a putty knife or a wallpaper scraper.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Should you display the least talent for that we may see later if you've any knack with a putty knife.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
Window glass, too, is hawked pleasantly from house to house and requires but a knife and putty.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Putty knife to remove softened scaling compound.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
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In news:

Louisville, KY (November 8, 2012) – Baton, LLC has introduced AirStone, an ultra-light wall covering system for residential or commercial use that requires only pre-mixed adhesive, a putty knife and a hack saw.
These ultra-light wall stone veneers from Baton can be installed using only pre-mixed adhesive, a putty knife, and a hacksaw.
You'll need hammer, putty knife and pry bar, and a ladder.
We went ahead and kept filling every low spot with Eastwood lightweight body filler, using a putty knife.
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