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the sharp tip of a knife.
at knifepoint, under threat of being cut or stabbed with a knife:
He was robbed at knifepoint.
Contemporary Examples

Polly Klaas, the 12-year-old who was snatched out of her own home at knifepoint back in 1993?
Why Child Killers Love Small Towns Marcia Clark May 25, 2009

Historical Examples

She pointed the knifepoint at his face, close enough to stab him if need be.
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow


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