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Definition of Knife


  1. An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc..
  2. A sword or dagger.
  3. To prune with the knife.
  4. To cut or stab with a knife.
  5. Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party).
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Knife Translations

knife in Afrikaans is mes
knife in Danish is kniv
knife in Dutch is mes
knife in French is lingue, couteau, canif
knife in German is Messer
knife in Italian is coltello
knife in Norwegian is kniv
knife in Portuguese is faca
knife in Spanish is cuchillo
knife in Swedish is kniv