hacking knife

noun

Definition of hacking knife

: a knife with a short blade and stout handle used for rough work (as removing old putty)

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History and Etymology for hacking knife

from present participle of hack entry 1

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“Hacking knife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hacking%20knife. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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