from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which pares; specifically, an instrument for paring: as, an apple-parer, or a peach-parer.
  • noun In agriculture, an instrument for scraping off weeds or grass or loosening their roots; specifically, a horse-hoe having a single broad flat blade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, pares; an instrument for paring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tool used to pare things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small sharp knife used in paring fruits or vegetables
  • noun a manicurist who trims the fingernails


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