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British Dictionary definitions for bush knife

bush knife

noun
  1. Australian a large heavy knife suitable for outdoor use
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Historical Examples

  • Tad and Ned were each equipped with a bush-knife, with a horn to each party.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Louisiana

    Frank Gee Patchin

  • It was Tad to the rescue, firing, kicking, slashing with the bush-knife.

  • Lilly was laying about him with his bush-knife, as Tad had done before him.

  • This time a vicious swing of the bush-knife brought results.

  • Through cane, through soft, swampy land they urged their ponies, slashing to the right and left with the bush-knife.