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 The officers kicked open the bathroom door and, within seconds, Calva, who was holding a steak knife, was shot four times and bitten by the dog. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2022 This is a mechanism from an earlier time, a time before almost every device had a motor grafted to it, from the lawn mower to the steak knife to the scalp massager. John Kelly, Washington Post, 3 July 2022 In the bathroom, officers found a bloody steak knife on the floor. Matt Bruce, ajc, 28 June 2022 The deputies searched the BMW and found guns in the back seat arm rest and the glove box and a steak knife in the pocket of Radcliffe’s hoodie, according to an arrest report. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 20 June 2022 In December, school resource officers at Brown Elementary reported a student allegedly brought 4.5-inch steak knife to school and threatened to stab other pupils. Leon Stafford, ajc, 28 May 2022 High-carbon stainless steel is the most widely used and is found in even the most affordable steak knife sets. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 16 May 2022 During the argument, Vance went into Burkhardt’s kitchen, grabbed a steak knife and repeatedly stabbed him. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2022 He was found guilty of manslaughter last month for fatally stabbing John Jolly with a steak knife in midtown Manhattan in August 2017. CBS News, 5 May 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

31 Jul 2022

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“Steak knife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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