bread knife EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a knife designed or suitable for slicing bread, as one having a wavy or saw-toothed blade.
Origin of bread knife First recorded in 1860–65 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for bread knife Historical Examples of bread knife
But as soon as he was on his feet he tried to stab my husband with a bread-knife.
She had left the bread-knife sticking in midloaf and sat looking at him in silence.
I’d held my peace about the bread-knife, but this was too much.
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Lance’s instinct was of course to help her, but his hand shook so much that he had to relinquish the bread-knife.
Charlotte M. Yonge
She showed her right hand whereon the mere usage of a bread-knife had scored a ridge which was now a permanent disfigurement.