steak knife

noun

Definition of steak knife 

: a table knife with a sharp often serrated blade

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Their teeth were serrated, not unlike a modern steak knife. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Rare Set of Ancient Giant Shark Teeth Found in Australia," 9 Aug. 2018 The women beat, punched and stabbed the waitress to the forearm with a steak knife, Major Kyle Helgerson with the McDonough Police Department told AJC.com. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Applebee’s waitress was stabbed after she brushed up against diner’s leg, cops say," 13 July 2018 Lu was wanted for allegedly cutting off his wife's arm and two fingers on her left hand with a steak knife in Sunset Park on Thursday just after noon, according to the New York Post. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Brooklyn man who allegedly chopped off wife's arm is caught in food court near Niagara Falls," 24 June 2018 Police seized Raid ant bait, shoe polish, a steak knife, a spoon, a phone and charcoal from the father’s home. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, "Police investigate whether father gave children poisoned doughnuts to take to his estranged wife," 10 May 2018 Just then, as la vecina was getting to her feet, my mother burst through the front door, a steak knife in her hand, the crowd moving back, opening up more space between themselves and my mother. Longreads, "La Otra," 26 June 2018 The student confronted one of his teachers at the Bolton school Thursday while in the life skills class, in which cutlery, including the steak knife, was available Thursday. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, "Bolton police expected to file charges against teen who allegedly pulled knife on teacher," 15 June 2018 The angry neighbor then allegedly took out a steak knife and began stabbing the wife. Fox News, "Husband stops wife's stabbing attack by squirting ketchup on knife-wielding woman, police say," 6 June 2018 Inside an apartment living room in Oregon, blood was pooling on the coffee table and smeared on the walls — and on the handle of a steak knife lying nearby. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, "A mother repeatedly stabbed her 6-year-old son — then said he ‘deserved it,’ according to police," 30 May 2018

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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steak knife

noun

English Language Learners Definition of steak knife

: a very sharp knife that is used for cutting meat

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