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sheath knife

Syllabification: sheath knife

Definition of sheath knife in English:

noun

A short knife similar to a dagger, carried in a sheath.
Example sentences
  • Don't carry your fixed-blade sheath knife right next to your spare pistol magazines.
  • My sheath knife had the standard Bowie blade with a hollow pommel concealing a spool of approximately ten metres of single-strand nylon fishing line, five hooks, and five needles and thread.
  • A double barrelled shotgun lay on the ground, and a sheath knife was stuck in the soil.

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