sheath knife

Origin of sheath knife

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for sheath knife

Historical Examples of sheath knife

  • But what are a sheath-knife and a wooden skewer, if not everything that is needed?

  • Its heart had been pierced by the blade of the sheath-knife.

  • Henry, in addition to his sheath-knife, has a short bar of iron.

  • "Yes, a sheath-knife," Paul Nicholas replied a trifle nervously.

    Werwolves

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • At midday the man placed the sheath-knife in his belt and threw away the pack.

    The Promise

    James B. Hendryx


British Dictionary definitions for sheath knife

sheath knife

noun
  1. a knife carried in or protected by a sheath
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