Definitions for knife-edge

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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