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trench knife

noun
1.
a short knife for stabbing, sometimes equipped with brass knuckles as a guard, used in modern warfare in hand-to-hand combat.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for trench-knife

trench knife

noun
1.
a double-edged steel knife, often with a guard in the form of a knuckle-duster, designed for close combat
Word Origin
C20: so called because such knives were carried by patrols in the Trenches during World War I
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