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fish knife

a small knife with a spatulalike blade, used with a fork in cutting fish at table.
Origin of fish knife
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English fishknif Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But if you will have the truth: the fish-knife business by all means.

    At The Sign Of The Eagle Gilbert Parker
  • "I should say five, poppa," exclaimed Miss Chrysie, putting her fish-knife down somewhat sharply on her plate.

    The World Masters George Griffith
  • On Lil's silken bosom reposed a diamond-and-platinum pin the size and general contour of a fish-knife.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber

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