|1.||[ noun ] edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle|
|Related terms:||edge_tool barong Bowie_knife slicer bolo table_knife case_knife cleaver bread_knife surgical_knife butcher_knife hunting_knife carving_knife letter_opener linoleum_knife parang parer pocketknife drawknife pruning_knife point knife_blade haft blade|
|2.||[ noun ] (arms) a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point|
|Related terms:||weapon bayonet dagger yataghan machete flick-knife trench_knife khukuri shiv point|
|3.||[ noun ] any long thin projection that is transient|
"tongues of flame licked at the walls" "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"
|4.||[ verb ] use a knife on|
"The victim was knifed to death"
|Related terms:||injure poniard bayonet stab|