Definition of Sheath knife

1. Noun. A knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath.

Exact synonyms: Case Knife
Generic synonyms: Knife



Definition of Sheath knife

1. Noun. A knife with a fixed blade that fits in a sheath to protect the knife and its owner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheath Knife

shearmen
shears
sheartail
sheartails
shearwall
shearwalls
shearwater
shearwaters
sheas
sheat
sheatfish
sheatfishes
sheath
sheath-winged
sheath cake
sheath knife (current term)
sheath knives
sheath ligaments
sheath of Key and Retzius
sheath of Schwann
sheath of Schweigger-Seidel
sheath of thyroid gland
sheath pile
sheath rot
sheathable
sheathbills

Literary usage of Sheath knife

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1. On the Zoological Position of Texas by Edward Drinker Cope (1880)
"Sheath and belt, with " law-abiding" sheath-knife. Third quality. The "law-abiding" sheath-knife is round at the tip of the blade, which is also thick and ..."

2. A Tale of Two Oceans: A New Story by an Old Californian : an Account of a by Ezekiel I. Barra (1893)
"... in the twinkling of an eye, pulled his sheath knife and plunged it into the breast of the captain. The captain exclaimed, "I am killed! ..."

3. The Jefferson Borden Mutiny: Trial of George Miller, John Glew and William by Circuit Court (1st Circuit, George Miller, United States (1876)
"When I took hold of him, he reached for his sheath-knife that he had in his ... A. It was a common sheath-knife, with a blade about six inches long and a ..."

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