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table knife Line breaks: table knife

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of table knife in English:


A knife used at meals, especially for eating the main course.
Example sentences
  • He fetched a table knife from the kitchen, noting that the kettle was now boiling nicely.
  • When Don said this he picked up his table knife and made a thrusting motion with it.
  • Except for folding types and some individual fish knives, table knives had always had handles that were shorter than, or of equal length to, their blades.
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