a stout hunting knife with a short hilt and a guard for the hand
a large heavy knife suitable for outdoor use
→ sheath knife
a large knife with one or more blades or other devices folding into the handle
a knife used for paper crafts, etc, that has a sharp replaceable blade
A fish knife is a knife that you use when you eat fish. It has a wide flat blade and does not have a sharp edge .
A flick-knife is a knife with a blade in the handle that springs out when a button is pressed.
a small stainless knife for cutting fruit
a machine that uses radiation with extreme accuracy to destroy abnormal tissue, esp in the brain
If a truck that is in two parts jack-knifes, the back part swings around at a sharp angle to the front part in an uncontrolled way as the truck is moving.
You can use knife-edge to refer to something that is very exciting or tense because you do not know what is going to happen next.
tense and exciting because it is unclear what is going to happen next
a single pleat turned in one direction
the tip of a knife blade
A paper knife is a tool shaped like a knife, which is used for opening envelopes .
a spatula used to mix or apply putty
a knife with a serrated blade, used for eating steak or other fried meat
a knife, often with a curved tip, used for picking up butter at a table
A carving knife is a long sharp knife that is used to cut cooked meat.
a large knife for military use
a knife used for eating dinner
a knife used for flaying and cutting up game and sometimes for killing it
To attack a person or place means to try to hurt or damage them using physical violence .
a person who makes and sharpens knives, esp an itinerant one
an electric switch in which a flat metal blade, hinged at one end, is pushed between fixed contacts
A palette knife is a knife with a broad, flat, flexible blade, used in cookery and in oil painting .
a round-ended spatula with a thin flexible blade used esp by artists for mixing, applying, and scraping off paint, esp oil paint
a short-bladed kitchen knife for paring fruits and vegetables
A pocket knife is a small knife with several blades which fold into the handle so that you can carry it around with you safely.
a knife used for pruning
a knife carried in or protected by a sheath
A Stanley knife is a very sharp knife that is used to cut materials such as carpet and paper . It consists of a small blade fixed in the end of a handle.
a double-edged steel knife, often with a guard in the form of a knuckle-duster, designed for close combat
a knife for chopping meat, vegetables etc
a kitchen implement that is used to sharpen knives
a knife designed to cut up vegetables
under threat of being stabbed
on a knife-edge:
To be on a knife-edge means to be in a situation in which nobody knows what is going to happen next, or in which one thing is just as likely to happen as another.
a knife with a serrated edge
Swiss Army knife:
a pocket knife including a variety of blades and tools, each of which can be folded into the handle
a large jackknife that snaps open when a release button on the handle is pressed
twist the knife:
to deliberately do or say things which make a situation even worse for someone who is already upset or experiencing problems
under the knife:
If you go under the knife, you have an operation in a hospital .
stick the knife in:
to deliberately do or say things which will upset another person or cause problems for them
a large strong pocket-knife with a single blade
a woodcutting tool with two handles at right angles to the blade, used to shave wood
have one's knife in someone:
to have a grudge against or victimize someone
like a knife through butter:
quickly and without any problems
A switchblade is a knife with a blade that is hidden in the handle and that springs out when a button is pressed.
twist the knife in sb's wound:
If you twist the knife in someone's wound, you do or say something to make an unpleasant situation they are in even more unpleasant.