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a large, sharp knife for carving or slicing meat.
Historical Examples

I can’t find a thing where it ought to be, though I have hunted high and low for that carving-knife.
Elam Storm, The Wolfer Harry Castlemon

“But she sent a carving-knife at me first,” said the heartbroken husband.
Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray

“I have,” returned Jackson, and a second later he appeared again, holding in his hand a carving-knife and two spoons.
Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer

So also does he crave candies, matches, and the carving-knife.
A Color Notation Albert H. Munsell

To his credit, be it said, that he refrained from using the carving-knife.
The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands R.M. Ballantyne

Then her mother, who was watching eagerly, fetched a carving-knife.
Favorite Fairy Tales Logan Marshall

“I’d pick up a carving-knife and stick him in the ribs,” exclaimed Mrs. Stuart, laughing.
By Right of Conquest Arthur Hornblow

Beth, hacking away at the lead with the carving-knife, did not heed the rap.
The Beth Book Sarah Grand

This was confirmed when Miss Stivergill, seizing a carving-knife from the dresser, advanced with masculine strides towards him.
Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne

Armorel assumed the head of the table and took up the carving-knife.
Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant

a long-bladed knife for carving cooked meat for serving


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