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Dagger vs. Knife

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Daggernoun

(weapons) A stabbing weapon, similar to a sword but with a short, double-edged blade.

Knifenoun

A utensil or a tool designed for cutting, consisting of a flat piece of hard material, usually steel or other metal (the blade), usually sharpened on one edge, attached to a handle. The blade may be pointed for piercing.

Daggernoun

(typography) The text character †; the obelus.

Knifenoun

A weapon designed with the aforementioned specifications intended for slashing and/or stabbing and too short to be called a sword. A dagger.

Daggernoun

A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.

Knifenoun

Any blade-like part in a tool or a machine designed for cutting, such as that of a chipper.

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Daggerverb

To pierce with a dagger; to stab.

Knifeverb

(transitive) To cut with a knife.

Daggernoun

A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.

Knifeverb

(transitive) To use a knife to injure or kill by stabbing, slashing, or otherwise using the sharp edge of the knife as a weapon.

Daggernoun

A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [

Knifeverb

(intransitive) To cut through as if with a knife.

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Daggernoun

A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.

Knifeverb

(transitive) To betray, especially in the context of a political slate.

Daggerverb

To pierce with a dagger; to stab.

Knifeverb

(transitive) To positively ignore, especially in order to denigrate. compare cut

Daggernoun

a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing

Knifenoun

An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc..

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Daggernoun

a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

Knifenoun

A sword or dagger.

‘The coward conquest of a wretch's knife.’;

Daggernoun

a short knife with a pointed and edged blade, used as a weapon

‘he drew his dagger and stabbed the leader’;

Knifeverb

To prune with the knife.

Daggernoun

another term for obelus

Knifeverb

To cut or stab with a knife.

Daggernoun

a moth with a dark dagger-shaped marking on the forewing.

Knifeverb

Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party).

Dagger

A dagger is a knife with a very sharp point and usually two sharp edges, typically designed or capable of being used as a thrusting or stabbing weapon. Daggers have been used throughout human history for close combat confrontations, and many cultures have used adorned daggers in ritual and ceremonial contexts.

Knifenoun

edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle

Knifenoun

a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

Knifenoun

any long thin projection that is transient;

‘tongues of flame licked at the walls’; ‘rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark’;

Knifeverb

use a knife on;

‘The victim was knifed to death’;

Knife

A knife (plural knives; from Old Norse knifr 'knife, dirk') is a tool or weapon with a cutting edge or blade, often attached to a handle or hilt. One of the earliest tools used by humanity, knives appeared at least 2.5 million years ago, as evidenced by the Oldowan tools.

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