case knife

case knife
case′ knife`
n.
1) a sheath knife
2) a table knife
Etymology: 1695–1705

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Case knife — 1. A knife carried in a sheath or case. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A large table knife; so called from being formerly kept in a case. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • case-knife — caseˈ knife noun A large knife kept in a sheath • • • Main Entry: ↑case …   Useful english dictionary

  • case knife — n. 1. SHEATH KNIFE 2. a table knife …   English World dictionary

  • case knife — noun 1. a metal blade with a handle; used as cutlery • Hypernyms: ↑table knife 2. a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath • Syn: ↑sheath knife • Hypernyms: ↑knife * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Case knife — This article refers to a type of table knife. For other uses see, Case knife (disambiguation). A case knife is a name used throughout the American South to refer to a table knife, i.e. a knife intended for use at the dining table. The origin of… …   Wikipedia

  • case knife — n. knife in a case, knife inside a covering sheath; table knife …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Case knife (disambiguation) — Case knife can refer to: * Case knife, a type of table knife. * Runner bean, a case knife is a variety of runner bean. * W. R. Case Sons Cutlery Co., a maker of knives …   Wikipedia

  • case knife — 1. a knife carried or kept in a case or sheath. 2. a table knife. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • case-knife — /ˈkeɪs naɪf/ (say kays nuyf) noun 1. a knife carried or kept in a case. 2. a table knife …  

  • case knife — noun Date: 1673 1. sheath knife 2. a table knife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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