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.

Nearby words

  1. hunting cat,
  2. hunting chair,
  3. hunting dogs,
  4. hunting ground,
  5. hunting horn,
  6. hunting leopard,
  7. hunting spider,
  8. hunting sword,
  9. hunting watch,
  10. huntingdon

Origin of hunting knife

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for hunting knife

hunting knife

noun

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