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sheath knife

a knife carried in a sheath.
Origin of sheath knife
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In a few minutes he found a sheath knife and belt, which he at once secured, and then again sat down to wait events.

  • Carmena gravely drew a sheath knife from the pocket of her skirt.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Mauger rolled over and over where he fell; and it chanced that his sheath knife dropped out in the fall, and touched his hand.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • One hand was around the yard, the other clutched his sheath knife.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Inside he looked over the shelves, selected a heavy coil of nylon rope, a sheath knife, a canteen.

    It Could Be Anything John Keith Laumer
  • 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
  • The Kafir seeing only one, and he almost certainly unarmed, drew a sheath knife, and stood waiting.

    Harley Greenoak's Charge Bertram Mitford
  • She indicated the neckcloths, and the sheath knife and the other things, and snatched them away too.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • Simba had a name for everything from the sheath knife of his office to the white man himself.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • 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

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