Meaning of “carving knife” in the English Dictionary

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"carving knife" in British English

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carving knifenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑː.vɪŋ ˌnaɪf/ us /ˈkɑːr.vɪŋ ˌnaɪf/

Examples from literature

  • He partook ravenously, without restraint and decency, cutting thick slices with the sharp carving knife, and swallowing them without bread. 
  • The master went to see that the table was properly laid, and, taking the great carving knife with which he meant to carve the fowls, he sharpened it upon the step. 
  • Whether it be the waitress or the master of the house who carves, a firm hand, an appraising eye and a sharp carving knife are needed. 

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