sharp-edged

[shahrp-ejd]

adjective

having a fine edge or edges.
acute and caustic: a sharp-edged wit.

Origin of sharp-edged

before 1000; Old English scearpecgede (not recorded in ME); see sharp, edge, -ed3
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  • He had sustained a scalp wound where a sharp-edged rock had hit him.

  • The belching glare of a distant foundry, wiping out the sharp-edged stars.

    Babbitt

    Sinclair Lewis

  • The rings to which the rhyme refers are of huge size, of silver, with a sharp-edged square of the same metal.

    The Galaxy

    Various

  • Besides, there are other precise, angular creatures, and these sharp-edged persons wound each other terribly.

    Friends in Council

    Arthur Helps

  • But I ain't such a stickler for sharp-edged goodness myself nor in any way at all virtuous.

    Green Valley

    Katharine Reynolds