Definition of Couteau

1. n. A knife; a dagger.



Definition of Couteau

1. a knife [n -TEAUX] - See also: knife

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Couteau

cousinages
cousinette
cousinhood
cousinhoods
cousinless
cousinly
cousinries
cousinry
cousins
cousins-german
cousins-in-law
cousinship
cousinships
couta boat
couta boats
couteau (current term)
couteaux
couter
couters
couth
couther
couthest
couthie
couthier
couthiest
couths
couthy
coutil
coutille
coutilles

Literary usage of Couteau

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1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"... (F.) couteau courbe. A knife, which is crooked and concavo on its cutting edge. It was formerly employed in amputation of the limbs. ..."

2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"... and being asked how they cut their meat? said, with a certain thing they call a couteau" —LESLIE, Second Defence of The Snahe in the Grass, p. 356. ..."

3. Sporting Adventures in the New World, Or, Days and Nights of Moose-hunting by Campbell Hardy (1855)
"... Moose killed— The Hand Sled—The Indian couteau de Chasse—Collecting the Meat—Fish Eagles—Substitute for a Pipe —Last night in Camp—Return to Halifax. ..."

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