knife rest


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. knife,
  2. knife box,
  3. knife edge,
  4. knife grinder,
  5. knife pleat,
  6. knife river,
  7. knife switch,
  8. knife-edge,
  9. knife-edged,
  10. knife-point

Origin of knife rest

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for kniferest

kniferest

/ (ˈnaɪfˌrɛst) /

noun

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