something upon which to rest a knife when it is not being used.
Military. a metal or wood frame strung with barbed wire for use as a movable road barrier or underwater beach obstacle.
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Origin of knife rest
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby knife rest
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The framework is shaped like a knife-rest, numerous strands of barbed wire being stretched from end to end of it.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918|Frederick William Bewsher
British Dictionary definitions for knife rest
/ (ˈnaɪfˌrɛst) /
a support on which a carving knife or carving fork is placed at the table
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