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knife rest

noun
1.
something upon which to rest a knife when it is not being used.
2.
Military. a metal or wood frame strung with barbed wire for use as a movable road barrier or underwater beach obstacle.
Origin of knife rest
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for kniferest

kniferest

/ˈnaɪfˌrɛst/
noun
1.
a support on which a carving knife or carving fork is placed at the table
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