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case knife

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. case knifenoun

    a metal blade with a handle; used as cutlery

  2. case knife, sheath knifenoun

    a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Case-knifenoun

    A large kitchen knife.

    Etymology: from case and knife.

    The king always acts with a great case-knife stuck in his girdle, which the lady snatches from him in the struggle, and so defends herself. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.


  1. case knife

    A case knife is a type of utensil typically used for dining. It is characterized by a single edge and often used for cutting or spreading food. The name originates from its storage, as historically, it was kept in a case when traveling. It is also sometimes used to refer to small knives stored in a case that are used for various purposes such as crafting, carving or other precision tasks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Case knife

    a knife carried in a sheath or case

  2. Case knife

    a large table knife; -- so called from being formerly kept in a case


  1. Case knife

    A case knife is a name used throughout the American South to refer to a table knife, i.e. a knife intended for use at the dining table. The origin of this usage comes from a time when inns did not customarily provide eating utensils with meals. The table fork was relatively new, and was often sold in combination with a knife and, sometimes, a spoon. Thus the term refers to a knife that was sold in a case, as part of a set of utensils intended for use in dining. Case knife is also used to refer to a pocketknife made by W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co..

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of case knife in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of case knife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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