- a knife carried or kept in a case or sheath.
- a table knife.
Origin of case knife
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for case knife
While thus employed, he told me to feel in his coat-pocket for a case-knife.Pelham, Complete
Dugard, blustering, laid his hand suddenly upon his case-knife.Romany of the Snows
You can thank your stars you haven't had a case-knife stuck in you before now.In a Mysterious Way
The sight of these iron heads surprised us a little, as well as the discovery in another hut of an English case-knife.Left on Labrador
Charles Asbury Stephens
By and by he came down, smoking a cigarette, and was met by this woman flourishing her case-knife.A Mortal Antipathy
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- another name for sheath knife