having a thin, sharp edge.

Origin of knife-edged

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for knife-edged

Historical Examples of knife-edged

  • When the soldiers reached the knife-edged passage, he was prompted to warn them.

  • And again the knife-edged passage was disputed, and again they fell back to the beach.

  • Other forms are saw-like with straight edges or knife-edged.

    Men of the Old Stone Age

    Henry Fairfield Osborn

  • It took all the Indian's grit to hold on to that knife-edged war club.

    Rolf In The Woods

    Ernest Thompson Seton

  • The lama was mildly surprised that any one should object to the knife-edged breezes which had cut the years off his shoulders.


    Rudyard Kipling