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fruit knife

noun
1.
a small knife, usually having a distinctive handle and a stainless steel blade with a sharp or serrated edge, used at table for paring and cutting fruit.
Origin of fruit knife
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • Each guest must be supplied with a fruit plate, doily, finger-bowl, fruit-knife and fork or spoon.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
  • Nutcrackers and a fruit-knife lay on our side of the stand, and Hewitt turned the stand to offer him the knife.

  • If fruit is the first course, there should be at each place a fruit-plate with a doily, finger-bowl, and fruit-knife on it.

    The Expert Maid-Servant Cristine Terhune Herrick
  • Nut-crackers and a fruit-knife lay on our side of the stand, and Hewitt turned the stand to offer him the knife.

    Martin Hewitt, Investigator Arthur Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for fruit-knife

fruit knife

noun
1.
a small stainless knife for cutting fruit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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