knife box

noun
variants: or less commonly knife case

Definition of knife box

: a receptacle for knives and other table cutlery: such as
a : an often ornate wooden container with sloping top used especially during the 18th century in pairs for the storage of knives and spoons
b : an open usually handled tray or rack for the storage of table cutlery

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“Knife box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knife%20box. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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