Meaning of “fish knife” in the English Dictionary

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"fish knife" in British English

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fish knifenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪʃ ˌnaɪf/ us /ˈfɪʃ ˌnaɪf/

Examples from literature

  • Fish follows soup and must be eaten with a fork, unless fish knives are provided. 
  • If fish knives are not provided, a piece of bread in the left hand answers the purpose as well, with the fork in the right hand. 
  • On the right of the plate, and nearest to it, is put the steel meat knife, then the silver fish knife, the edge of each toward the plate. 

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