1. at knifepoint, under threat of being cut or stabbed with a knife: He was robbed at knifepoint. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for knife-point

Historical Examples of knife-point

  • He dug this out with his knife-point, and the water began spurting in.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman

  • Scratch lightly along the other lines with the back of the knife-point.

    Toy-Making at Home

    Morley Adams

  • He flipped it aside with his knife-point, and again turned to the door.

  • But for God, you mean, mistress, for I hold that He sent that knife-point home.


    H. Rider Haggard

  • They tickled him gently under the armpit with the knife-point.

    Life's Handicap

    Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for knife-point


  1. the tip of a knife blade
  2. at knife-point under threat of being stabbed
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