Definitions

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  • noun UK, Australia, New Zealand A type of retractable utility knife with a replaceable blade.

Etymologies

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From a brand name owned the by the US tool manufacturer formerly known as Stanley Works; from Stanley ("male surname") + knife.

Examples

  • Man arrested after wife slashed and doused in petrol in Sydney's west A MAN has been charged after his ex-wife was doused in petrol and had her face slashed with a Stanley knife.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Brothers charged with attempted murder of two young playmates 'slashed from head to toe' with Stanley knife

    Home | Mail Online

  • You need a Stanley knife and some industrial tools.

    Home | Mail Online

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