One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural fruit knives
A small knife for cutting and paring fruit.‘apples should be pared with silver fruit knives’
- ‘Items on auction are to include a set of 12 fruit knives and silver-coated baskets.’
- ‘My husband's granny never went anywhere without a silver-plated fruit knife in her handbag.’
- ‘The skin's a little tough for me so I have to take a fruit knife to them, but Graham sinks his teeth in and bites off a chunk.’
- ‘A cased set of six fruit knives and forks made about 1882 was auctioned in London in 1996.’
- ‘I saw two attackers, both men, one with a watermelon knife and the other with a fruit knife.’
- ‘The Public Security Ministry said items like fruit knives, scissors, hammers and axes must be checked in before boarding.’
- ‘The rich embellishment of these knives is ordinarily found as extra decoration on individual fish knives, dessert knives, and fruit knives in the Japanese pattern.’
- ‘The set comes with five blades, including a meat knife, a fish knife, a fruit knife, a vegetable knife, a bread knife, and a serving fork.’
- ‘If you want to encourage guests to snack on the centerpiece, add a fruit knife and a pile of attractive cocktail napkins.’
- ‘She preferred the small, elegant fruit knives, precisely because they were rather blunt.’
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