hunting knife


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hunting knife

n
(Tools) a knife used for flaying and cutting up game and sometimes for killing it

hunt′ing knife`


n.
a large sharp knife, usu. with a slightly curved blade.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunting knife - a large sharp knife with a handle shaped to fit the griphunting knife - a large sharp knife with a handle shaped to fit the grip
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
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Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger.
He put the book back in the cupboard and closed the door, for he did not wish anyone else to find and destroy his treasure, and as he went out into the gathering darkness he closed the great door of the cabin behind him as it had been before he discovered the secret of its lock, but before he left he had noticed the hunting knife lying where he had thrown it upon the floor, and this he picked up and took with him to show to his fellows.
Coiled about his shoulders was Tarzan's long grass rope, in his hand was the hunting knife of the long-dead father he had never known.
His hunting knife was raised above his head as he came in, and he aimed a vicious blow at Taug's neck.
By dancing about, just out of reach of an antagonist, Tarzan could do infinite injury with his long, sharp hunting knife, and at the same time escape many of the painful and dangerous wounds which would be sure to follow his falling into the clutches of a bull ape.
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.
In the ape-man's right hand was the long hunting knife of his father and in his heart the blood lust of the carnivore.
The hunting knife of his father hung at his left hip, his bow and his quiver of arrows were slung across his shoulders, while around his chest over one shoulder and beneath the opposite arm was coiled the long grass rope without which Tarzan would have felt quite as naked as would you should you be suddenly thrust upon a busy highway clad only in a union suit.
In the man's hand was the hunting knife of his long-dead father--the weapon that had first given him his real ascendancy over the beasts of the jungle; but he hoped not to be forced to use it, knowing as he did that more jungle battles were settled by hideous growling than by actual combat, the law of bluff holding quite as good in the jungle as elsewhere--only in matters of love and food did the great beasts ordinarily close with fangs and talons.
A VIOLENT thug armed with a deadly hunting knife attacked a young man - all for the sake of pounds 10.
Among the items seized were a BB gun, a machete, a telescopic baton, a hunting knife, Class A and B drugs and a substantial amount of cash.
A TEESSIDER who chased a man with a Rambo-style hunting knife "in a fit of jealousy" has been spared jail.