Definition of knife-throwing in English:

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[mass noun]
A circus act or other entertainment in which knives are thrown at a target.
Example sentences
  • World record knife-throwing champion Jayde Hanson was performing on ITV's This Morning show when one of his blades accidentally hit his assistant on the head.
  • Premiering on July 10 and running for one month, the show will be featuring a variety of acrobat feats, such as contortion, knife-throwing, synchronized trapeze, and, of course, plenty of clowns.
  • Tarantino regular Thurman is credible as the one-woman killing machine, proving equally adept at both knife-throwing and wielding a Samurai sword.



Example sentences
  • I had imagined knife-throwers to be tall, muscular and intimidating; not petite and blue-haired.
  • He stopped painting and turned to the world of entertainment, working as a knife-thrower among other things.
  • This dark, rather grotesque image shows the artist's masked face surrounded by blades thrown by a circus knife-thrower.

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