Knife

Definition of Knife

Pronunciation: nīf
n.1.An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc..
2.A sword or dagger.
The coward conquest of a wretch's knife.
- Shak.
Knife grass
(Bot.) a tropical American sedge (Scleria latifolia), having leaves with a very sharp and hard edge, like a knife.
War to the knife
mortal combat; a conflict carried to the last extremity.
v. t.1.(Hort.) To prune with the knife.
[imp. & p. p. Knifed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Knifing .]
2.To cut or stab with a knife.
3.Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party).

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