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hunting knife

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  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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Related Words

pistol, bomb, sword, gun, missile, cannon, rifle, machete, ammunition, firearm, knife, shotgun, revolver, catapult, dagger, spear, bayonet, ax, bludgeon, spike

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

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