Definition of Knife thrust
1. Noun. A strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument. "One strong stab to the heart killed him"
Generic synonyms: Blow
Specialized synonyms: Lunge, Passado, Straight Thrust, Remise
Derivative terms: Stab, Stab, Thrust, Thrust
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knife Thrust
Literary usage of Knife thrust
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1. A Manual of Roman Antiquities by William Ramsay (1894)
"... raised his hands to heaven ; the victims were, if possible, white ; when slaughtered, the neck was turned upwards, and the knife thrust in from above, ..."
2. Rome and the Renaissance: The Pontificate of Julius II by Julian Klaczko (1903)
"... for in the League of Cambrai, and that now to absolve the Republic would be a very severe wound to the French King, would be a knife-thrust in his heart ..."