knife rest

  1. something upon which to rest a knife when it is not being used.

  2. Military. a metal or wood frame strung with barbed wire for use as a movable road barrier or underwater beach obstacle.

Origin of knife rest

First recorded in 1855–60

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

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British Dictionary definitions for kniferest


/ (ˈnaɪfˌrɛst) /

  1. a support on which a carving knife or carving fork is placed at the table

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