fish knife

fish knife
1) a small knife with an ornamental upper edge used in eating fish along with a fork
2) a large knife with an ornamental upper edge and a broad blade used in serving fish with a large fork

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish knife — fish knives N COUNT A fish knife is a knife that you use when you eat fish. It has a wide flat blade and does not have a sharp edge …   English dictionary

  • fish knife — fish ,knife noun count a knife with a wide blade that is used for eating fish …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fish knife — noun a small table knife with a spatula blade used for eating fish • Hypernyms: ↑table knife * * * noun Etymology: Middle English fishknif, from fish (I) + knif knife more at knife 1. : a small …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish knife — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fish knife : singular fish knife plural fish knives a knife with a wide blade that is used for eating fish …   English dictionary

  • fish-knife — 1) a small knife with an ornamental upper edge used in eating fish along with a fork 2) a large knife with an ornamental upper edge and a broad blade used in serving fish with a large fork …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-knife — noun a) A knife for cutting and serving fish at table. b) A table knife with spatula shaped blade designed for eating fish …   Wiktionary

  • fish knife — /ˈfɪʃ naɪf/ (say fish nuyf) noun a blunt, broad bladed knife used for parting or cutting fish at table …  

  • fish knife — a small knife with a spatulalike blade, used with a fork in cutting fish at table. [1375 1425; late ME fishknif] * * * …   Universalium

  • fish knife — noun a blunt knife with a broad blade used for eating or serving fish …   English new terms dictionary

  • 'The Masterwork' Award Winning Fish-Knife — audiocassette cover by Paul Richards and Bruce McLean Live album by Michael Nyman Released 1979 …   Wikipedia

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