fish knife

noun

Definition of fish knife

1 : a small knife with an ornamental upper edge that is used with a fork in eating fish
2 : a large knife with broad blade and decorative upper edge that is used with a large 4-tined fork in serving fish

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History and Etymology for fish knife

Middle English fishknif, from fish entry 1 + knif knife

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

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