Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The sharp end of a knife.
  • idiom (at knifepoint) Under threat of being stabbed or cut with a knife.

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  • noun The pointed end of a knife.

Etymologies

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knife + point

Examples

  • A group of Bangladeshi construction workers claimed they had been threatened and robbed of their possessions at knifepoint.

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  • Prosecutors said Guandique had numerous improper encounters with women including attacking a woman at knifepoint in El Salvador before migrating to the U.S. when he was 19.

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  • The hotel desk was deserted because the attackers had robbed the staff and forced them into another room at knifepoint and threatened them.

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  • The hotel desk was deserted because the attackers had robbed the staff and forced them into another room at knifepoint and threatened them.

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  • The hotel desk was deserted because the attackers had robbed the staff and forced them into another room at knifepoint and threatened them.

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  • The day she died, Aasiya Hassan forced her terrified husband at knifepoint to end a friendship with a woman confidante, the defense lawyer said.

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  • The day she died, Aasiya Hassan forced her terrified husband at knifepoint to end a friendship with a woman confidante, the defense lawyer said.

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  • He countered, “Within six months of moving here, you were robbed at knifepoint and stumbled into the path of an angry bear.”

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  • The day she died, Aasiya Hassan forced her terrified husband at knifepoint to end a friendship with a woman confidante, the defense lawyer said.

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  • The hotel desk was deserted because the attackers had robbed the staff and forced them into another room at knifepoint and threatened them.

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