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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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  • It was only when coming back, carving knife and fork in hand, that she spoke again.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • The judge seized a carving knife, and braced himself for defense.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • 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.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame Laura E. Richards
  • She was hovering over the cold lamb with a carving knife in her hand.

    The Smuggler's Cave

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

    Take the Reason Prisoner John Joseph McGuire
  • With the carving knife that was to have ended her life he cut her bonds.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • For instance, H. 3rd came into the parlor the other day carrying the carving knife.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
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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