fish knife

  1. a small knife with a spatulalike blade, used with a fork in cutting fish at table.

Origin of fish knife

1375–1425; late Middle English fishknif

Words Nearby fish knife Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fish knife in a sentence

  • In what hidden universe do black people exist who can actually distinguish a fish knife from a shoe horn?

    Obama and the Black Elite | Patricia J. Williams | August 21, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • "Skurcely," obsarved the stranger, and he drew a diamond-hilted fish-knife and cut orf the capting's hed.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward | Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • On Lil's silken bosom reposed a diamond-and-platinum pin the size and general contour of a fish-knife.

    Half Portions | Edna Ferber
  • Pieter brought another load of fish and another, and then set to work with a fish knife to help clean the catch and pack it.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • But if you will have the truth: the fish-knife business by all means.

    At The Sign Of The Eagle | Gilbert Parker
  • If there is fish, another extra fork, or else the appropriate little fish knife and fork, is demanded.

    Social Life | Maud C. Cooke