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carving knife

a large, sharp knife for carving or slicing meat.
Origin of carving knife
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I can't find a thing where it ought to be, though I have hunted high and low for that carving-knife.

    Elam Storm, The Wolfer Harry Castlemon
  • "But she sent a carving-knife at me first," said the heartbroken husband.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • “I have,” returned Jackson, and a second later he appeared again, holding in his hand a carving-knife and two spoons.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • So also does he crave candies, matches, and the carving-knife.

    A Color Notation Albert H. Munsell
  • To his credit, be it said, that he refrained from using the carving-knife.

  • Then her mother, who was watching eagerly, fetched a carving-knife.

    Favorite Fairy Tales Logan Marshall
  • "I'd pick up a carving-knife and stick him in the ribs," exclaimed Mrs. Stuart, laughing.

    By Right of Conquest Arthur Hornblow
  • Beth, hacking away at the lead with the carving-knife, did not heed the rap.

    The Beth Book Sarah Grand
  • This was confirmed when Miss Stivergill, seizing a carving-knife from the dresser, advanced with masculine strides towards him.

    Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne
  • Armorel assumed the head of the table and took up the carving-knife.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
British Dictionary definitions for carving-knife

carving knife

a long-bladed knife for carving cooked meat for serving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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