trench knife

trench knife

trench knife ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a short knife for stabbing, sometimes equipped with brass knuckles as a guard, used in modern warfare in hand-to-hand combat.

Origin of trench knife First recorded in 1915–20 Examples from the Web for trench knife Historical Examples of trench knife

  • Then with a veritable French trench-knife Madame cut the potatoes into long strips.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for trench knife trench knife noun

    1. a double-edged steel knife, often with a guard in the form of a knuckle-duster, designed for close combat

    Word Origin for trench knife C20: so called because such knives were carried by patrols in the Trenches during World War I

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