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case knife (plural case knives)

  1. A knife carried in a sheath or case.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)
  2. A large table knife of a kind formerly kept in a case.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for case knife in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)