Definition of Knifelike

1. Adjective. Cutting or able to cut as if with a knife.

Similar to: Sharp

2. Adjective. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions. "Frequent penetrative observations"

3. Adjective. Painful as if caused by a sharp instrument. "Lancinating pain"
Exact synonyms: Cutting, Keen, Lancinate, Lancinating, Piercing, Stabbing
Similar to: Sharp

4. Adjective. Having a sharp or distinct edge. "A narrow knifelike profile"
Similar to: Distinct

Definition of Knifelike

1. Adjective. Resembling a knife or its effects. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Knifelike

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knifelike

knife edge
knife fight
knife needle
knife pleat
knife rest
knife roll
knife switch
knife thrust
knifeboard
knifeboards
knifed
knifeedge
knifegrinder
knifegrinders
knifeless
knifelike (current term)
knifemaker
knifemakers
knifemaking
knifeman
knifemen
knifepoint
knifepoints
knifer
knifers
knifes
knifesman
knifesmen
knifetooth sawfish
knifing

Literary usage of Knifelike

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1. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1879)
"Sudden drawing beneath the left breast, on rising up in bed, fallowed by sharp knifelike stitches, extending thence into the clavicle toward* the shoulder, ..."

2. A Primer of Materia Medica for Practitioners of Homoeopathy by Timothy Field Allen (1891)
"Useful in various indurations and tumors in sexual organs, especially in the cervix; particularly with burning, stinging or knifelike pains. ..."

3. The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane (1900)
"It was furiously slit and slashed by the knifelike fire from the rifles. To the youth the fighters resembled animals tossed for a death struggle into a dark ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Mines (1918)
"Besides the sharp knifelike or angular particles, rhomboidal, tetrahedral, ... The sharp- pointed particle in the middle has a knifelike edge on the left, ..."

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