sheath knife

  1. a knife carried in a sheath.

Origin of sheath knife

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby sheath knife Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sheath knife in a sentence

  • He saw a large sheath-knife, and secured that in his own belt; then he took a mouthful of wine, and went to his post.

    The Chequers | James Runciman
  • I had found a sheath-knife belonging to him, but I afterwards gave it away to a friendly chief, who was immensely proud of it.

  • With a sheath-knife, the sledging cook cut off three small chunks of two ounces each from the frozen butter every day at lunch.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • With a howl of rage he complied literally, as the sheath knife which he had just drawn leapt from his hand.

    A Frontier Mystery | Bertram Mitford
  • The captain whipped out a sailor's sheath knife which he wore, and made a desperate fight for his life.

    South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady

British Dictionary definitions for sheath knife

sheath knife

  1. a knife carried in or protected by a sheath

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