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carving knife

a large, sharp knife for carving or slicing meat.
Origin of carving knife
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But in reality she would as soon have thought of breaking into society as of attacking twelve policemen with a carving knife.

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

  • Miss Campbell, glancing at Mrs. Lupo now in the background, wondered if that awful memory of the carving knife was not a dream.

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

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame Laura E. Richards
  • Molly returned with the carving knife and fork, and Richard Blount began to snip off small pieces.

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

    The Smuggler's Cave George A. Birmingham
  • Above all, what shall be said of the gentleman in "The Triangle" who stabbed his better half with a carving knife at dinner.

    The Footlights Fore and Aft Channing Pollock
  • With the carving knife that was to have ended her life he cut her bonds.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for carving knife

carving knife

a long-bladed knife for carving cooked meat for serving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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