from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish-carver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A knife for cutting and serving fish at table.
  • noun A table knife with spatula-shaped blade designed for eating fish.


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  • So she did-the next course was fish, and even though she actually knew what the fish-knife and fish-fork looked like, she reached for the ones she'd used for the salad.

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • One of these was when Morton, red and exultant, came lugging home a mammoth express package, with Molly, fish-knife in hand, dancing about him like some crazy Apache squaw about a war-captive, though she was only impatient to cut the cord.

    Sara, a Princess

  • Instantly she had slammed the panels together; and before he could reopen them had armed herself with a huge, glittering fish-knife.

    The Dragon Painter

  • "She shall not be married in the teeth of evil fortune, if I have to murder the Dragon Painter with my fish-knife!"

    The Dragon Painter

  • [Footnote: The articles were -- a silver coffee-pot and stand, a silver plated tea-pot, a silver cream-jug, do. fish-knife, and half-a-dozen do. dessert spoons.] and request they may be appropriated to the furtherance of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus

    Religion in Earnest A Memorial of Mrs. Mary Lyth, of York

  • _ Jacquot, _who has just begun to strop a fish-knife, realizes that he has been outdone in devilry, and gives it back to the waiter.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 21, 1914

  • American manufacturers have not as yet made a salt free from foreign flavors and suitable to delicate cookery; its peculiar fishy flavor is objectionable, and gives to bread a taste that leads the eater thereof to imagine it had been sliced with a fish-knife.

    Breakfast Dainties

  • On Lil's silken bosom reposed a diamond-and-platinum pin the size and general contour of a fish-knife.

    Half Portions

  • But if you will have the truth: the fish-knife business by all means.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • But if you will have the truth: the fish-knife business by all means.

    At the Sign of the Eagle


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