Knife-edge file
Knife-edge Knife"-edge`, n. (Mech.) A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction. [1913 Webster]

{Knife-edge file}. See Illust. of {File}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Knife-edge — n. (Mech.) A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction. [1913 Webster] {Kni …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • File (tool) — A file (or hand file) is a hand tool used to shape material by cutting. A file typically takes the form of a hardened steel bar, mostly covered with a series of sharp, parallel ridges or teeth . Most files have a narrow, pointed tang at one end… …   Wikipedia

  • Knife sharpening — Knives are sharpened by grinding against a hard rough surface, typically stone, or a soft surface with hard particles, such as sandpaper. For finer sharpening, a leather razor strap, or strop, is often used. The smaller the angle between the… …   Wikipedia

  • edge — Synonyms and related words: A, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acme, acridity, acrimony, acuity, aculeate, acuminate, acumination, acuteness, adjoin, advantage, air line, allowance, alpha, anxious, apex, apogee, apprehensive, asperity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • edge — n 1. border, rim, margin, lip, fringe, periph ery, perimeter, skirt; circumference, circuit, compass, ambit, outline, frame; bound, limit, bourn, pale, extremity, outer limits, apogee; brink, brow, verge, brim. 2. cutting edge, knife edge, razor… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Knife making — For more information, see the Knife article. Knife Making (also known as knifesmithing) is the process of manufacturing a cutting instrument by any one or a combination of processes: stock removal, forged to shape, welded lamination or investment …   Wikipedia

  • Cooler at the Edge — File:Ep CatE Scullion frontcover.png Original cover designed by Sonny Condell Big Jon Gurman EP by Scullion Released 1989 (1989) …   Wikipedia

  • Diamond knife — File:DiamondKnife.jpg Finished diamond knife in wooden case A diamond knife is a very sharp knife whose blade is made from diamond. The cost is very high; diamond knives are used for scientific applications where an extremely sharp and long… …   Wikipedia

  • Bowie knife — specifically refers to a style of knife popularized by Colonel James Jim Bowie and first made by James Black, although its common use refers to any large sheath knife with a clip point. Description The historical Bowie was not a single design,… …   Wikipedia

  • Utility knife — Boxcutter and box cutter redirect here. For the electronic music artist, see Boxcutter (musician). For season four premiere of Breaking Bad, see Box Cutter (Breaking Bad). A utility knife is a knife used for general or utility purposes.[1] The… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”