Definition of Paperknife

1. Noun. Dull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of books.

Exact synonyms: Letter Opener, Paper Knife
Generic synonyms: Knife



Definition of Paperknife

1. Noun. a knife for cutting paper or opening envelopes ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paperknife

paperer
paperers
papergirl
papergirls
paperhanger
paperhangers
paperhanging
paperhangings
paperhood
paperier
paperiest
paperiness
paperinesses
papering
paperings
paperknife (current term)
paperknives
paperless
paperless office
paperless offices
paperlessly
paperlessness
paperlike
papermaker
papermakers
papermaking
papermakings
paperman
papermill
papermills

Literary usage of Paperknife

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1. Echoes from the Oxford Magazine: Being Reprints of Seven Years by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, Alfred Denis Godley (1890)
"She, the unknown, alighted, but thee she lefi there paperknife! Since then thou hast cut the leaves of Homer and Virgil, Lycophron, Sidonius Apollinaris, ..."

2. Some Useful Animals and what They Do for Us by John Monteith, Caroline Monteith (1903)
"Is the paperknife animal or mineral ? This is a more important question, ... They examined carefully the paperknife, and many other articles on the table, ..."

3. Illustrated and Unabridged Edition of the Times Report of the Trial of by William Palmer, Great Britain Central Criminal Court, Times Newspapers Limited (1856)
"He said he wanted some books and papers and a paperknife, for they were to go ... When I returned he was still in the room looking for the paperknife on the ..."

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