case knife



a knife carried or kept in a case or sheath.
a table knife.

Origin of case knife

First recorded in 1695–1705 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for case knife

Historical Examples of case knife

  • While thus employed, he told me to feel in his coat-pocket for a case-knife.

    Pelham, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Dugard, blustering, laid his hand suddenly upon his case-knife.

    Romany of the Snows

    Gilbert Parker

  • You can thank your stars you haven't had a case-knife stuck in you before now.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for case knife

case knife


another name for sheath knife
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