trench knife ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.
British Dictionary definitions for trench knife trench knife noun
- 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