from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cutting-tool consisting of a blade with a handle at each end, for use with a drawing motion.
  • n. A tool for making an incision in the surface of wood along the line which a saw is to follow, to prevent the teeth of the saw from tearing the surface of the wood. Also draw-knife.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • So those bound up-river pitched their poling-boats and shod their poles with iron, and those bound down caulked their scows and barges and shaped spare sweeps with axe and drawing-knife.

    CHAPTER 23

  • The axe and the auger are often the only tools used in their construction, but usually the drawing-knife, the broad-axe, and the crosscut-saw are added.

    Woman on the American Frontier

  • The operation of currying was performed by a drawing-knife with its edge turned, after the manner of a currying-knife.

    Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer

  • The dependent orifice at the sole should be kept open for as long as possible, being occasionally trimmed round with the drawing-knife, and scooped out with a sharp-edged director.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The greater thickness of the horn may thus be penetrated, and the grooves afterwards carried to their full and requisite depth by the use of the drawing-knife.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The sole is then thinned at the toe with the drawing-knife until the sensitive structures are reached.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The ordinary smith's drawing-knife (Fig. 45) is well known to almost everyone, and is well suited for much of the rougher part of the work.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • This will consist of hammer and pincers, drawing-knife and buffer.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • As a consequence, any rough use of the drawing-knife, or an accidental wounding with sharp flints or stones, leads to exposure of the sensitive structures and local gangrene.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • These are to be found in the so-called sage-knife, and the modern (French) pattern of drawing-knife.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.