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sheath knife

noun
1.
a knife carried in a sheath.
Origin of sheath knife
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • Carmena gravely drew a sheath knife from the pocket of her skirt.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • He still had his sheath knife, and he could cut away his weights and shoot up.

    The Pirate Shark Elliott Whitney
  • True, I only had my sheath knife and fingers to eat with, but what of that?

  • Except on an extended trip you will not need a sheath knife.

    Touring Afoot Claude Powell Fordyce
  • One hand was around the yard, the other clutched his sheath knife.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He just gawked at him from the deck, noting that the man had one hand on a sheath knife.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • The while he had drawn his sheath knife and was tucking up his shirt-sleeves.

    Harley Greenoak's Charge Bertram Mitford
  • He thought that Mauger was at him with a sheath knife, and that Brander was at Mauger's back.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • She indicated the neckcloths, and the sheath knife and the other things, and snatched them away too.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • Without definite purpose Dick scratched the two words on the dog's collar with the point of his sheath knife.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
British Dictionary definitions for sheath knife

sheath knife

noun
1.
a knife carried in or protected by a sheath
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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