Meaning of “bread knife” in the English Dictionary


"bread knife" in English

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bread knifenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbred ˌnaɪf/ us /ˈbred ˌnaɪf/

Examples from literature

  • When Phil saw him standing there the foreman for a moment said nothing, but, with the bread knife in one hand and one of Stella's good loaves in the other, stared at him in blank surprise. 
  • With a bread knife Miss Martha made a deep slash in each of the stale loaves, inserted a generous quantity of butter, and pressed the loaves tight again. 

(Definition of “bread knife” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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