Meaning of paper knife

pa'per knife"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small, often decorative, knifelike instrument with a blade of metal, ivory, wood, or the like, for slitting open envelopes, the leaves of books, folded papers, etc.
  2. the blade of a paper cutter.
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