knifepoint

[nahyf-point]
noun
1.
the sharp tip of a knife.
Idioms
2.
at knifepoint, under threat of being cut or stabbed with a knife: He was robbed at knifepoint.
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They were robbed at knifepoint and had to live off fruit trees.
He held the employee at knifepoint and verbally demanded cash, threatening harm if his demands were not met.
The other robber held a customer down on the floor at knifepoint.
When he returned, he observed two officers who appeared to be trapped at knifepoint.
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