case knife

case knife
noun
1. a metal blade with a handle; used as cutlery
Hypernyms: ↑table knife
2. a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath
Syn: ↑sheath knife
Hypernyms: ↑knife

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noun
Etymology: case (II)
1. : a knife carried or kept in a sheath and formerly often used at table
2. : a table knife; especially : one with a wooden handle

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1. a knife carried or kept in a case or sheath.
2. a table knife.
[1695-1705]

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case knife,
1. a knife carried in a case; sheath knife.
2. = table knife. (Cf.table knife)

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n. a type of dagger carried in a sheath

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Case knife — 1. A knife carried in a sheath or case. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A large table knife; so called from being formerly kept in a case. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • case-knife — caseˈ knife noun A large knife kept in a sheath • • • Main Entry: ↑case …   Useful english dictionary

  • case knife — case′ knife n. 1) a sheath knife 2) a table knife • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • case knife — n. 1. SHEATH KNIFE 2. a table knife …   English World dictionary

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  • case knife — n. knife in a case, knife inside a covering sheath; table knife …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Case knife (disambiguation) — Case knife can refer to: * Case knife, a type of table knife. * Runner bean, a case knife is a variety of runner bean. * W. R. Case Sons Cutlery Co., a maker of knives …   Wikipedia

  • case knife — 1. a knife carried or kept in a case or sheath. 2. a table knife. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • case-knife — /ˈkeɪs naɪf/ (say kays nuyf) noun 1. a knife carried or kept in a case. 2. a table knife …  

  • case knife — noun Date: 1673 1. sheath knife 2. a table knife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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