- a large, very sharp knife for cutting or trimming meat.
Origin of butcher knife
An Americanism dating back to 1705–15
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Examples from the Web for butcher knife
Pointing to it, I held out a butcher-knife,—a good bargain, I fancied.
Then Ah Sam, with a butcher-knife, cuts these pieces into strips just as wide as the can.Children's Literature
Charles Madison Curry
"Well, I have," rejoined the other, turning his meat with the point of his butcher-knife.In the Old West
George Frederick Ruxton
Well, what would you say to a man who chased his wife with a butcher-knife?The Rosie World
We next gave to each one of them a jack-knife; then to each one of the women a butcher-knife, for cutting up their seals.