knife box



a box, often ornamental and sometimes closed with a lid, for containing table knives.

Origin of knife box

First recorded in 1770–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for knife box

Historical Examples of knife box

  • I have not been near your knife-box; I have not put my foot inside the door.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • I placed 'em safe in the knife-box last night, and they're gone this morning.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • He put them into a knife-box, he says, and this morning they are gone.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • Eventually, after buying the knife-box, Karen got rid of the man with the antiques.

    Murder in the Gunroom

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Large and small tray napkins, and knife-box cloths, are made in the same manner.