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carving knife

noun
1.
a large, sharp knife for carving or slicing meat.
Origin of carving knife
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50
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  • It was only when coming back, carving knife and fork in hand, that she spoke again.

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  • The judge seized a carving knife, and braced himself for defense.

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  • The carving knife should be light, of middling size, and of a fine edge.

  • He took the carving knife, pronounced it a dandy but been used some.

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  • She was hovering over the cold lamb with a carving knife in her hand.

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  • The man in the center had been Pietro Musto, carrying a carving knife.

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  • With the carving knife that was to have ended her life he cut her bonds.

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  • For instance, H. 3rd came into the parlor the other day carrying the carving knife.

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British Dictionary definitions for carving knife

carving knife

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