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knife

Pronunciation: nif, nivz

Definition: A cutting tool consisting of a relatively long, narrow blade with one edge sharpened and a handle. Various specialized knives are used in surgery and dissection. Knives may also be used as weapons to inflict injury or cause death.

[M.E. knif, fr. A.S. cnif, fr. O. Norse knifr]

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