Definition of Case knife

1. Noun. A metal blade with a handle; used as cutlery.

Generic synonyms: Table Knife

2. Noun. A knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath.
Exact synonyms: Sheath Knife
Generic synonyms: Knife

Definition of Case knife

1. Noun. A knife carried in a sheath or case. ¹

2. Noun. A large table knife of a kind formerly kept in a case. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Case Knife

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case knife (current term)
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Literary usage of Case knife

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1. Readings on the Relation of Government to Property and Industry by Samuel Peter Orth (1915)
"They always dig out with a case-knife." So, in deference to the books and the proprieties, the boys set to work with case-knives. ..."

2. Universal Recipe Book: Containing Recipes Valuable to Every Tradesman by H. W. Harper (1869)
"Pour it now into well-greased pans, and, when partially cooled, divide it off into squares with a common case-knife. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the Territory of New Mexico by Supreme Court, New Mexico, New Mexico Supreme Court (1890)
"This was a blunt-pointed common case-knife, and looked as though it had been bent by thrusting it against a hard substance. For the reason that the knife ..."

4. The Rev. Herbert H. Hayden: An Autobiography. The Mary Stannard Murder Tried by Herbert Hiram Hayden (1880)
"Mr. Waller—Was there any reason that you know of that the common case-knife would not do as well to peel those pears with ? Witness—I did not peel the pears ..."

5. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1886)
"... man swallowing a case-knife* ; 3rd, the use of the Czerny-Lembert suture on the stomach. The patient at last accounts was out of danger and doing well. ..."

6. The Spirit of the Common Law by Roscoe Pound (1921)
"They always dig out with a case-knife." So in deference to the books and to ... He flung it down and says, 'Gimme a case-knife' "I didn't know just what to ..."

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