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  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
surname Dao
  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / CL: / (slang) dollar (loanword) / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / classifier for knife cuts or stabs
scissors / CL:
a throwing knife / fly cutter (machine tool)
knife / CL:
reamer / scissors
shaver / razor
screwdriver / CL:
(of a surgeon) to perform an operation / (of a patient) to have an operation / to decapitate / to behead / to single out as a point of attack
vegetable knife / kitchen knife / cleaver / CL:
broadsword / large knife / machete
military knife / saber
sickle / curved blade to cut grain
to hone (a knife)
spatula / scraper
Swiss Army knife
to hold a knife / knife-wielding
paring knife / fruit knife / CL:
steel knife / sword
to give a small demonstration of one's impressive skills (idiom)
file (metalworking and woodworking tool)
murder weapon (i.e. knife)
utility knife / box cutter
Duodao district of Jingmen city 荊門市|荆门市, Hubei
cutter / knife
nail clipper
flick knife / switchblade / spring-loaded knife
planing tool
dive knife
pencil sharpener (blade-only type)
pencil sharpener / CL:
lancet (surgeon's knife)
pencil sharpener
butcher's knife / abattoir hatchet
to sharpen a knife (or razor etc)
saber / cavalry sword
(slang) US dollar / USD
ice skates / ice skate blades
lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom) / fig. to attach a great importance to friendship, up to the point of being able to sacrifice oneself for it
lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical intentions / when the fox preaches, look to the geese
shears / large scissors / secateurs
clasp knife / folding knife
peeler / potato peeler
bayonet charge
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
lever-style guillotine (for chopping fodder etc)
table knife / dinner knife
lit. time is a butcher's knife / fig. time marches on, relentless and unforgiving / nothing gold can stay
scraper / trowel / putty knife
putty knife
hunting knife
hand formed into a flat shape, as for a karate chop
inexpert / a botcher
lit. there is a knife above the character for lust / fig. lascivious activities can lead to bitter consequences
Occam's razor
don't use a sledgehammer on a nut / aquila non capit muscam
Buddhist monk's knife (not used for killing)
sharp knife / knife (weapon)
pencil sharpener
to hang up the sword
Phillips screwdriver (i.e. with cross slit)
thinning scissors
type of machete used by Taiwan aborigines, worn at the waist in an open-sided scabbard
Japanese sword / katana
shinai (bamboo sword for kendō)
to appear in sb's show / to give one's support
penetration of a cutting tool
meat cleaver
lit. why use a pole-ax to slaughter a chicken? (idiom) / fig. to waste effort on a trifling matter / also written 殺雞焉用牛刀|杀鸡焉用牛刀

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