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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A knife kept in a sheath or case.
  • n. A table knife.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A knife carried in a sheath or case.
  • n. A large table knife of a kind formerly kept in a case.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A knife carried in a sheath or case.
  • A large table knife; -- so called from being formerly kept in a case.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knife carried in a case or sheath.
  • n. An old name for a table-knife, still sometimes used.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath
  • n. a metal blade with a handle; used as cutlery

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