bread knife



a knife designed or suitable for slicing bread, as one having a wavy or saw-toothed blade.

Origin of bread knife

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bread knife

Historical Examples of bread knife

  • But as soon as he was on his feet he tried to stab my husband with a bread-knife.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart

  • She had left the bread-knife sticking in midloaf and sat looking at him in silence.

    The Judge

    Rebecca West

  • I'd held my peace about the bread-knife, but this was too much.

    The Case of Jennie Brice

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Lance's instinct was of course to help her, but his hand shook so much that he had to relinquish the bread-knife.

  • She showed her right hand whereon the mere usage of a bread-knife had scored a ridge which was now a permanent disfigurement.

    Mary, Mary

    James Stephens