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  *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
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scissors / CL:
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  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
surname Dao
knife / CL:
screwdriver / CL:
shaver / razor
a throwing knife / fly cutter (machine tool)
vegetable knife / kitchen knife / cleaver / CL:
sickle / curved blade to cut grain
to hone (a knife)
military knife / saber
(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
dagger
spatula / scraper
paring knife / fruit knife / CL:
machete
bayonet
utility knife / box cutter
cutter / knife
lancet (surgeon's knife)
file (metalworking and woodworking tool)
to hold a knife / knife-wielding
steel knife / sword
putty knife
Swiss Army knife
to give a small demonstration of one's impressive skills (idiom)
pencil sharpener (blade-only type)
broadsword / large knife / machete
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
tool change (mechanics)
saber / cavalry sword
butcher's knife / abattoir hatchet
nail clipper
Duodao district of Jingmen city 荊門市|荆门市, Hubei
racing skates (for ice-skating)
lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical intentions / when the fox preaches, look to the geese
bayonet charge
ice skates / ice skate blades
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
lever-style guillotine (for chopping fodder etc)
razor
planing tool
reamer
clasp knife / folding knife
shears / large scissors / secateurs
razor
table knife / dinner knife
flick knife / switchblade / spring-loaded knife
pencil sharpener / CL:
scythe
trowel
don't use a sledgehammer on a nut / aquila non capit muscam
peeler / potato peeler
lit. there is a knife above the character for lust / fig. lascivious activities can lead to bitter consequences
scraper / trowel / putty knife
inexpert / a botcher
pencil sharpener
hunting knife
machete
dive knife
(slang) US dollar / USD
to sharpen a knife (or razor etc)
Occam's razor
Buddhist monk's knife (not used for killing)
lit. time is a butcher's knife / fig. time marches on, relentless and unforgiving / nothing gold can stay
spatula
hand formed into a flat shape, as for a karate chop
to hang up the sword
sharp knife / knife (weapon)
pencil sharpener
thinning scissors
murder weapon (i.e. knife)
figure skates
scythe
Phillips screwdriver (i.e. with cross slit)
shinai (bamboo sword for kendō)
(gaming) to finish off a wounded combatant / (fig.) to attack sb who is already under fire / to pile on / (sphragistics) to retouch a seal after taking a first impression
penetration of a cutting tool
reamer / scissors
Japanese sword / katana
to appear in sb's show / (fig.) to give one's support to an endeavor by taking on an important role in it
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
meat cleaver
katana
type of machete used by Taiwan aborigines, worn at the waist in an open-sided scabbard
screwdriver
scalpel
lit. to wield the broadsword in the presence of Lord Guan (idiom) / fig. to make a fool of oneself by showing off in front of an expert


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