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carving knife

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noun
  1. a large, sharp knife for carving or slicing meat.
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Origin of carving knife

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for carving knife

Historical Examples

  • Then her mother, who was watching eagerly, fetched a carving-knife.

    Favorite Fairy Tales

    Logan Marshall

  • Maurice, with a carving-knife in his hand, stood on guard over the prisoner.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • "But she sent a carving-knife at me first," said the heartbroken husband.

    Burlesques

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • So also does he crave candies, matches, and the carving-knife.

    A Color Notation

    Albert H. Munsell

  • He had a revolver in one hand and a carving-knife in the other.

    The Woggle-Bug Book

    L. Frank Baum


British Dictionary definitions for carving knife

carving knife

noun
  1. a long-bladed knife for carving cooked meat for serving
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