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

  • n. A knife that has a fixed blade and fits into a sheath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A knife with a fixed blade that fits in a sheath to protect the knife and its owner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a knife with a fixed blade, carried in a sheath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knife worn in a sheath attached to the waist-belt, as by merchant seamen and by riggers.

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


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  • When the bleeding headless body staggered about the yard in the time-honored habit of sots, Ruby pointed to it with her ragged sheath knife and said, “That's your sustenance there.”

    Cold Mountain


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