- a knife carried in a sheath.
Origin of sheath knife
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for sheath knife
But what are a sheath-knife and a wooden skewer, if not everything that is needed?Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Its heart had been pierced by the blade of the sheath-knife.Chatterbox, 1905.
Henry, in addition to his sheath-knife, has a short bar of iron.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
"Yes, a sheath-knife," Paul Nicholas replied a trifle nervously.Werwolves
At midday the man placed the sheath-knife in his belt and threw away the pack.The Promise
James B. Hendryx
- a knife carried in or protected by a sheath
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