Big Knife


Definition of Big Knife

: an American colonist especially of Virginia used originally by American Indians to distinguish established settlers from the English

called also Long Knife

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First Known Use of Big Knife

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Big Knife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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