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knifepoint Syllabification: knife·point
Pronunciation: /ˈnīfˌpoint/

Definition of knifepoint in English:


The pointed end of a knife.


at knifepoint
Under threat of injury from a knife: he was mugged at knifepoint
More example sentences
  • A landlord who was tied up and threatened at knifepoint while balaclava-clad raiders ransacked his Brentwood pub has told of his horrific ordeal.
  • A female motorist was threatened at knifepoint during a terrifying car-jacking in Bradford.
  • Moments later he was threatened at knifepoint by the man who spoke with a heavy Irish accent.
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