A knife used in the chase, sometimes to kill the game, but more commonly to skin and cut it up. See break, v. t., 12.(noun)
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Use "hunting-knife" in a sentence
"She drew his great hunting-knife, gazed reverently along the keen edge, half tempted to try it with her thumb, and shot it into place in its new home."
"Arctic, strange stone lamps, passing in trade from tribe to tribe, no one knew whence, and, once, a hunting-knife of English make; and here, Subienkow knew, was the school in which to learn geography."
"His weight was probably ninety pounds, with the heavy hunting-knife thrown in, and his grizzled hair told of a prime which had ceased to be."