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dinner knife

noun
1.
a knife used in eating the main course of a meal.
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  • In one fit of fury he tore his new frock to shreds; in another he tried to stab himself, at table, with a dinner knife.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron Francis Henry Gribble

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