from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A knife resembling a sword.
- n. Archaic The act of fighting with knives.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large sword-like knife, especially one used as a weapon.
- n. A knife fight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as snick and snee (which see, under snick).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fighting with knives
Alteration of obsolete stick or snee, to cut and thrust in fighting with a knife, partial translation of Dutch steken of snijden : steken, to stab (from Middle Dutch; see steig- in Indo-European roots) + of, or + snijden, to cut (from Middle Dutch sniden).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An alteration of snick or snee. (Wiktionary)