Definition of drawknife in English:


nounPlural drawknives

  • A knife consisting of a blade with a handle at each end at right angles to it, which is drawn towards the user to remove wood from a surface.

    • ‘Around 1500 the Woodlands Indians of northeastern North America, who had been using stone tools, were introduced to iron by French traders and with it they produced an improved drawknife known as a mocotaugan.’
    • ‘Hammers, wedges, chisels, drawknives and planes with saws only occasionally being used.’
    • ‘Likewise, EAIA members could make videos of groups of tools (gauges, planes, saws, drawknives, and spokeshaves) demonstrating their use.’
    • ‘To work these, you will need a straight edge, pencil, saw, hand rasp and/or drawknife and/or spokeshave, sandpaper.’
    • ‘Edge tools known that were made by J. E. Minott include axes, drawknives, and chisels.’