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hunting knife

a large, sharp knife, usually with a handle shaped to fit a firm grip and a blade with a slight curve toward the tip, that is used to skin and cut up game, or sometimes to dispatch it.
Origin of hunting knife
1795-1805, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hunting knife
  • The hunting knife appears to have a rubber or plastic handle.
  • Use a hunting knife, not knives used at the dinner table.
  • He explained that it was a hunting knife that his grandfather had given him and that he had forgotten it was in his coat pocket.
  • Realizing she could identify him, he cut her throat with a foldable hunting knife.
  • The markings on the stick were left by a sharp instrument, probably a hunting knife.
  • Any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife.
  • He pulled out a large hunting knife and rubbed it on her body.
  • Simms was in possession of a large hunting knife in a sheath.
  • Another field test for compact glacial till is to pick at the site of a pit with a large hunting knife.
British Dictionary definitions for hunting knife

hunting knife

a knife used for flaying and cutting up game and sometimes for killing it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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