Definition of Butcher knife

1. Noun. A large sharp knife for cutting or trimming meat.

Generic synonyms: Knife

Definition of Butcher knife

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of butchers' knife) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Butcher Knife

butcher's apron
butcher's broom
butcher's hook
butcher's hooks
butcher's knife
butcher bird
butcher block
butcher board
butcher knife (current term)
butcher paper
butcher shop

Literary usage of Butcher knife

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1. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... 1846—Eminent lawyers—Character of litigation—Election by ballot—The keep- dark system—The " butcher-knife boys "—Influences in the Legislature—Greasing ..."

2. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"... nightcap with several holes cut through it, a butcher knife stuck into her side, one arm broken, and a part of the hand of the other arm cut off. ..."

3. A Treatise on Criminal Law by Francis Wharton, William Draper Lewis (1896)
"... took aim at, and shot the deceased f where he deliberately procured a butcher's knife and sharpened it for the avowed purpose of killing the deceased ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Butcher-knife—conid. 1838 The pack was found to contain the body of a man, ... 1851 He broke into the congregation with a large butcher- knife in his hand. ..."

5. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Matthew Hale, Sollom Emlyn (1847)
"... also concerned with her husband in the trade of a butcher,) had sent him to borrow her husband's butcher knife, which she immediately delivered to him. ..."

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