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.

Origin of hunting knife

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

Words Nearby hunting knife Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use hunting knife in a sentence

  • This was crossed by another shoulder belt, to which was hung a hunting knife, or couteau de chasse.

    Quentin Durward | Sir Walter Scott

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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