hunting knife


noun

a large, sharp knife, usually with a handle shaped to fit a firm grip and a blade with a slight curve toward the tip, that is used to skin and cut up game, or sometimes to dispatch it.

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Origin of hunting knife

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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hunting knife

noun

a knife used for flaying and cutting up game and sometimes for killing it
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