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hunting knife

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noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for hunting knife

Historical Examples

  • He was about to kill me with Patsy's hunting-knife when—when—when I shot him.

    A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties

    Charles Major

  • Moreover, a show of resistance might mean the sudden plunge of a hunting-knife.

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • Finally he piled his arms on his table—two guns, two pistols, and a hunting-knife.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • It is hardly necessary to say that each carried his rifle and his hunting-knife.

  • With my hunting-knife I at once put an end to its sufferings.


British Dictionary definitions for hunting knife

hunting knife

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