Definition of dressing knife in English:

dressing knife


  • 1Originally: a knife used by cooks and butchers for preparing meat and other food for cooking or eating (now historical). Now: a hunting knife used for eviscerating an animal immediately after it has been killed.

  • 2A knife used in various processes to treat or finish an object or material.


Late Middle English. From dressing + knife.


dressing knife

/ˈdrɛsɪŋ ˌnʌɪf/