One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A block of wood or other solid material, containing long grooves in which kitchen knives of various sizes can be inserted up to the handle.
- ‘Her mother ignored her, pulling out a butcher's knife from the wooden knife block.’
- ‘If that's not your style you could go back to basics and opt for a bread bin, a 40 litre pedestal dustbin and a knife block with six to 12 knives.’
- ‘Beau's parents + sister gave me a knife block with knives, scissors, a chopping board and a bunch of other utensils.’
- ‘By the time she was on her feet Jo had selected a knife from the knife block.’
knife block/ˈnīf ˌbläk/
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