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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.
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Origin of knife rest

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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