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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How to use knife rest in a sentence
Place the now infected instruments on the board by the side of the body or support them on a porcelain knife rest.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
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 kniferest
a support on which a carving knife or carving fork is placed at the table
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