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.

Origin of hunting knife

1
An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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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

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

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