Definitions for knife-edge

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word knife-edge

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

Wiktionary

  1. knife-edge(Noun)

    A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.

  2. knife-edge(Noun)

    A finely balanced situation that could go either way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knife-edge(noun)

    a piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knife-edge in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knife-edge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Le Brun:

    Traders and investors are torn which way prices are going to break. It's a knife edge between optimism and pessimism.

  2. Kathleen Brooks:

    With the EU referendum on a knife-edge, the market is right to look elsewhere for direction. Some of this came from Yellen, who reinforced (the) message that the Fed will slow the pace of rate hikes if the U.S. economy posts another dismal jobs report for June.

  3. Andrew Weidemann:

    It is vitally important that we have a way of offsetting the risk of drought, there are an enormous number of farmers that are on a knife-edge with debt so they are forced into a position to look at some risk mitigation and the only thing available to them is these type of mediums and they are very expensive.

  4. Kathleen Brooks:

    Although the Remain camp has managed to stem the recent wave of support for the Brexiteers, the outcome is still very much uncertain and trading is likely to be sporadic and volumes thin in the next two sessions, with the EU referendum on a knife-edge, the market is right to look elsewhere for direction. Some of this came from Yellen, who reinforced (the) message that the Fed will slow the pace of rate hikes if the U.S. economy posts another dismal jobs report for June.

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