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dinner knife

a knife used in eating the main course of a meal. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The young man, tilting back in his chair, rapped on the table with the handle of his dinner-knife.

    The Burning Spear John Galsworthy
  • He had a dinner-knife in his hand, and, as I saw he was dangerous, I tried to keep the table between us.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • The blades are themselves seven inches of this length, and are flat, like the blade of a dinner-knife brought to a point.

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