Dutch hand (plural Dutch hands)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A wooden paddle, typically one of a pair, used to press butter when making it at home.
    • 1977, Richard Daunton-Fear and Penelope Vigar, Australian Colonial Cookery, Rigby, 1977, →ISBN (discussing a typical kitchen of early colonial Australia)
      Ranged on shelves along the stone walls would be pans of milk set to rise, buckets and cans, maturing cheeses, butter churns, and butter pats or "Dutch hands" for beating the last traces of water from the golden mass.