a short knife for stabbing, sometimes equipped with brass knuckles as a guard, used in modern warfare in hand-to-hand combat.
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Origin of trench knife
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby trench knife
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Then with a veritable French trench-knife Madame cut the potatoes into long strips.Modern Essays|John Macy
British Dictionary definitions for trench knife
a double-edged steel knife, often with a guard in the form of a knuckle-duster, designed for close combat
Word Origin for trench knife
C20: so called because such knives were carried by patrols in the Trenches during World War I
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