butter knife

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butter knife (plural butter knives)

  1. A non-serrated or unilaterally serrated table knife with a dull edge and rounded point, designed for spreading butter on a piece of bread without tearing it.

Usage notes[edit]

A master butter knife is a sharp-pointed, dull-edged knife used only to serve out pats of butter from a central butter dish to individual diners' plates.