hunting knife

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hunting knife (plural hunting knives)

  1. A large knife designed for use in hunting animals, usually with a smooth front edge and a back edge that is partially serrated for sawing.
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 6
      Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger. Undaunted he continued his experiments, finding that he could hack and hew splinters of wood from the table and chairs with this new toy.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IX
      I had had to discard my rifle before I commenced the rapid descent of the cliff, so that now I was armed only with a hunting knife, and this I whipped from its scabbard as Kho leaped toward me.

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