Definitions for knife edge

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

knife′ edge`(n.)

  1. the cutting edge of a knife.

  2. anything with a sharp edge.

  3. a wedge on the fine edge of which a scale beam, pendulum, or the like, balances or oscillates.

    Category: Horology

Origin of knife edge:

1810–20

knife′-edged`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knife-edge(noun)

    a narrow boundary

    "he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity"

  2. knife edge, cutting edge(noun)

    the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife

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