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[nahyf-point] /ˈnaɪfˌpɔɪnt/
the sharp tip of a knife.
at knifepoint, under threat of being cut or stabbed with a knife:
He was robbed at knifepoint. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He dug this out with his knife-point, and the water began spurting in.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • Scratch lightly along the other lines with the back of the knife-point.

    Toy-Making at Home

    Morley Adams
  • He flipped it aside with his knife-point, and again turned to the door.

  • But for God, you mean, mistress, for I hold that He sent that knife-point home.

    Pearl-Maiden H. Rider Haggard
  • They tickled him gently under the armpit with the knife-point.

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling
  • And three minutes by the clock he knelt there on Faddo's chest, the knife-point touching the bone in 's throat.

    Tales of Our Coast S. R. Crockett
  • He bent his head, an I bent mineId have done it if thed been a knife-point stickin again my chin.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • Pierrot straightened as though Philip had thrust a knife-point into his back.

  • The cutting-gage, Fig. 216, is similar to a marking-gage, except that it has a knife-point inserted instead of a spur.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes
  • After eleven hours the organ was motionless; but resumed its activity when stimulated by a knife-point.

British Dictionary definitions for knife-point


the tip of a knife blade
at knife-point, under threat of being stabbed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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