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  1. A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.
  2. A symbol (†) used as a reference mark or to indicate that a person listed has died
  3. (Soccer) A player, supporter or other person connected with w:Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club.
A small dagger, having a slender, tapering blade
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  1. A small dagger, having a slender, tapering blade
  2. A small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in cloth, etc.
  3. Something shaped like such a dagger.
A similar implement for spearing fish.
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  1. A similar implement for spearing fish.
  2. A thrusting weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp metal head.
  3. A male given name, pet form of Lancelot or transferred use of the surname; by folk etymology associated with a lance.
(Metallurgy) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
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  1. (Metallurgy) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
  2. (Medicine) A surgical knife with a short, wide, pointed double-edged blade, used especially for making punctures and small incisions.
  3. A small needle used to prick the skin, as to obtain blood samples for testing blood glucose levels, especially one designed to fit into a specially designed lancing device.
A brief amount of time; a moment:
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  1. A brief amount of time; a moment:
  2. (Chiefly British) A small coin:
  3. A matter being considered:
(Caribbean) A machete.
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  1. (Caribbean) A machete.
  2. A short, thick, curving sword with a single cutting edge, formerly used esp. by sailors
A dagger
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  1. A dagger
  2. A dagger typically having a slender three- or four-sided blade.
A dagger.
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  1. A dagger.
  2. A long, straight dagger
(Slang) A knife, often, specif., a switchblade knife, intended or used as a weapon
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  1. (Slang) A knife, often, specif., a switchblade knife, intended or used as a weapon
  2. A stone tool consisting of a slender, sharp-edged, unserrated flake that is at least twice as long as it is wide. Blade tools were developed late in the stone tool tradition, after core and flake tools, and were probably used especially as knives.
  3. A flat thin part or section, especially one that makes contact to perform a desired action:
A patrol boat, especially a US Coast Guard ship that is at least 65 feet long and has accommodations for the crew.
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  1. A patrol boat, especially a US Coast Guard ship that is at least 65 feet long and has accommodations for the crew.
  2. A person who cuts or whose work is cutting; specif., a person whose work is cutting to patterns the sections that form a garment
  3. A small sleigh, usually seating one person and drawn by a single horse.
The sword regarded as an instrument of death, destruction, etc.
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  1. The sword regarded as an instrument of death, destruction, etc.
  2. The use of force, as in war.
  3. A hand weapon having a long, sharp-pointed blade, usually with a sharp edge on one or both sides, set in a hilt; broadsword, rapier, saber, scimitar, etc.
A detachable, daggerlike blade put on the muzzle end of a rifle, for hand-to-hand fighting
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  1. A detachable, daggerlike blade put on the muzzle end of a rifle, for hand-to-hand fighting
  2. A blade adapted to fit the muzzle end of a rifle and used as a weapon in close combat.
  3. A part like a bayonet in shape, manner of attachment, etc.
The effective or decisive element
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  1. The effective or decisive element
  2. The position of greatest advancement or importance; the forefront:
  3. The leading or most important position; forefront; vanguard
A large, heavy-bladed knife used for cutting down sugar cane, dense underbrush, etc., esp. in Central and South America
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  1. A large, heavy-bladed knife used for cutting down sugar cane, dense underbrush, etc., esp. in Central and South America
  2. A large heavy knife with a broad blade, used as a weapon and an implement for cutting vegetation.
  3. A small Pacific tenpounder fish (Elops affinis) sometimes found in fresh waters
An Indonesian or Malay dagger with a wavy, or rigid serpentine blade.
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  1. An Indonesian or Malay dagger with a wavy, or rigid serpentine blade.
  2. A Moro sword with an asymmetrical blade.
  3. A traditional Malay double-edged dagger, often, specif., one having a wavy blade
(Obs.) A large knife
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  1. (Obs.) A large knife
  2. (Archaic) A coarse greyish double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl.
  3. (Archaic) A whittle shawl; a kind of fine woollen shawl, originally and especially a white one.
A small, light, straight knife with a very sharp blade, used by surgeons and in anatomical dissections
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  1. A small, light, straight knife with a very sharp blade, used by surgeons and in anatomical dissections
The line or area farthest away from the middle:
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  1. The line or area farthest away from the middle:
  2. Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest:
  3. A slight but noticeable sharpness, harshness, or discomforting quality:
The cutting mechanism of a reaper or mower.
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  1. The cutting mechanism of a reaper or mower.
  2. (Agriculture) an implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops
A tool with a long, single-edged blade set at an angle on a long, curved handle, used in cutting long grass, grain, etc. by hand
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  1. A tool with a long, single-edged blade set at an angle on a long, curved handle, used in cutting long grass, grain, etc. by hand
A sword of Persian origin that features a curved blade.
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  1. A sword of Persian origin that features a curved blade.
  2. A curved Asian sword with the edge on the convex side.
  3. Any of various short, curved swords with an edge on the convex side, as used historically in the Near East
A large, two-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
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  1. A large, two-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
  2. A claymore mine.
  3. An antipersonnel mine that scatters shrapnel in a particular, often fan-shaped, area when it explodes
A sword with a wide, usually two-edged blade that is designed for slashing rather than thrusting.
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  1. A sword with a wide, usually two-edged blade that is designed for slashing rather than thrusting.
  2. A sword with a broad, double-edged blade, for slashing rather than thrusting
A long hairpin, usually with an ornamental head.
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  1. A long hairpin, usually with an ornamental head.
  2. (Printing) An awl or pick for extracting letters from set type.
  3. (Printing) A sharp tool, like an awl, formerly used for picking up letters from a column or page in making corrections.
A knife resembling a sword.
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  1. A knife resembling a sword.
  2. (Rare) A large knife, designed for use as a thrusting and cutting weapon
The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
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  1. The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
  2. (--- Anthrop.) A stone, piece of flint, etc. worked manually to a sharp point, as for an arrowhead or spearhead
  3. (Linguistics) A vowel point.
One, such as a cutting tool, that pares or skives.
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  1. One, such as a cutting tool, that pares or skives.
  2. (Informal, Brit.) A person who skives
  3. A person who avoids work or duty.
Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
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  1. Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
  2. A long pin used to hold meat together while cooking
  3. Any of several things shaped or used like a meat skewer
Something like saliva, as the frothy secretion of certain insects
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  1. Something like saliva, as the frothy secretion of certain insects
  2. (Old, Informal) A perfect likeness or exact image, as of a person
  3. A narrow point of land extending into a body of water.
An instrument for beheading by means of a heavy blade dropped between two grooved uprights
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  1. An instrument for beheading by means of a heavy blade dropped between two grooved uprights
  2. An instrument, working on a similar principle, as for cutting paper
  3. A device consisting of a heavy blade held aloft between upright guides and dropped to behead a person condemned to die.
A kind of dirk formerly used in Scotland and Ireland
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  1. A kind of dirk formerly used in Scotland and Ireland
The room in a monastery used by monks who have been granted such a dispensation.
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  1. The room in a monastery used by monks who have been granted such a dispensation.
  2. A bracket attached to the underside of a hinged seat in a church stall on which a standing person may lean.
  3. A narrow ledge on the underside of a hinged seat, as in a choir stall, designed to support a person standing at rest against the turned-up seat
A memorandum, book, or file to aid the memory.
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  1. A memorandum, book, or file to aid the memory.
  2. A person or thing that tickles
  3. A special memorandum pad, file, etc. for reminding one of matters requiring attention at certain dates in the future
A knife, razor, or other sharp or pointed implement, especially one used as a weapon.
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  1. A knife, razor, or other sharp or pointed implement, especially one used as a weapon.
To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
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  1. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
  2. To form or shape by severing or incising:
  3. To perform:
To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
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  1. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
  2. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
  3. To cut or wound with a sweeping stroke or strokes, as of a knife
To penetrate into or through something:
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  1. To penetrate into or through something:
  2. To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
  3. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
To pierce with a lance.
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  1. To pierce with a lance.
  2. To make a surgical incision in; cut into:
  3. To cut open (a boil, etc.) with or as with a lancet
To deceive or swindle
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  1. To deceive or swindle
  2. To cheat or deceive or to practice trickery or deception.
To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
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  1. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
  2. To help the enemy of (one's country, cause, etc.); be a traitor to
  3. To break faith with; fail to meet the hopes of
Find another word for knife. In this page you can discover 52 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for knife, like: dagger, stiletto, lance, lancet, bit, cutlass, poniard, dirk, deceive, blade and cutter.