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"

Exact synonyms: Stab, Thrust
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

knickknacks
knicks
knife
knife-edge
knife-handle
knife-rest crystal
knife and fork
knife blade
knife edge
knife fight
knife needle
knife pleat
knife rest
knife roll
knife switch
knife thrust (current term)
knifeboard
knifeboards
knifed
knifeedge
knifegrinder
knifegrinders
knifeless
knifelike
knifemaker
knifemakers
knifemaking
knifeman
knifemen
knifepoint

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 ..."

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