steak knife


Definition of steak knife

: a table knife with a sharp often serrated blade

Examples of steak knife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who among us hasn’t come within a second or two of murdering someone else with a steak knife? Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, "In Defense of Teenage Knife Fighting," 22 Apr. 2021 There were dark dramas, too: In 1928, a young man who was polishing silverware in the hotel’s storage vault was found stabbed to death with a steak knife. Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, "So Long to the Hotel Pennsylvania," 14 Apr. 2021 Then, Gentry pulled out a steak knife and stabbed his father 20 times in the stomach, arms, legs, torso and back. Jamie Landers, The Arizona Republic, "Tempe man accused of stabbing father 20 times, calling himself 'the messiah'," 12 Mar. 2021 The charges accuse Gavin of: Stabbing Myrtle McKinney, 82, in the neck with a steak knife on Nov. 8, 2015. NBC News, "New York City man indicted in killings of three women from same apartment building," 2 Mar. 2021 Set aside your steak knife for their filet mignon Oscar. Jennifer Peter,, "4 restaurants we supported this week," 16 Feb. 2021 Naked and carrying a steak knife, Washington fled the scene and reportedly broke into a St. Paul home. Liz Sawyer, Star Tribune, "In 'swift, decisive and serious' action, St. Paul police chief fires officer who shot, wounded unarmed Black man," 2 Dec. 2020 Abby pins her assassin’s hand to a windowsill with a steak knife. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, "The World According to Frances McDormand," 10 Dec. 2020 The man was naked and roaming around with a steak knife, according to the scanner audio. Kim Hyatt, Star Tribune, "St. Paul police shoot man after domestic dispute call in North End," 29 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of steak knife

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steak knife was in 1870

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26 Apr 2021

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“Steak knife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of steak knife

: a very sharp knife that is used for cutting meat

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