fish knife


noun

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

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Origin of fish knife

1375–1425; late Middle English fishknif
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Example sentences from the Web for fish knife

  • "I should say five, poppa," exclaimed Miss Chrysie, putting her fish-knife down somewhat sharply on her plate.

    The World Masters|George Griffith
  • But if you will have the truth: the fish-knife business by all means.

  • On Lil's silken bosom reposed a diamond-and-platinum pin the size and general contour of a fish-knife.

    Half Portions|Edna Ferber