trench knife

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trench knife

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a double-edged steel knife, often with a guard in the form of a knuckle-duster, designed for close combat
[C20: so called because such knives were carried by patrols in the Trenches during World War I]
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Noun1.trench knife - a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fightingtrench knife - a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fighting
knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
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