- 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.
Origin of knife rest
First recorded in 1855–60
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- a support on which a carving knife or carving fork is placed at the table