noun Date: circa 1911 the point of a knife

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  • knifepoint — [[t]na͟ɪfpɔɪnt[/t]] also knife point PHRASE: PHR after v If you are attacked or robbed at knifepoint, someone threatens you with a knife while they attack or steal from you. [JOURNALISM] A 15 year old girl was attacked at knifepoint in a subway …   English dictionary

  • knifepoint — knife·point (nīfʹpoint ) n. The sharp end of a knife. Idiom: at knifepoint Under threat of being stabbed or cut with a knife: was mugged at knifepoint. * * * …   Universalium

  • knifepoint — knife|point [ˈnaıfpɔınt] n at knifepoint using a knife to threaten someone ▪ An eighty year old man was robbed at knifepoint in his home …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knifepoint — /ˈnaɪfpɔɪnt/ (say nuyfpoynt) adjective 1. involving a threat from a knife attack: a knifepoint kidnapping. –phrase 2. at knifepoint, under threat from a knife attack …   Australian English dictionary

  • knifepoint — noun the pointed end of a knife. Phrases at knifepoint under threat of injury from a knife …   English new terms dictionary

  • knifepoint — knife•point [[t]ˈnaɪfˌpɔɪnt[/t]] n. cvb the point of a knife • at knifepoint Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • knifepoint — noun The pointed end of a knife …   Wiktionary

  • knifepoint — n. tip of a knife …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knifepoint — …   Useful english dictionary

  • at knifepoint — under threat of injury from a knife he was mugged at knifepoint * * * at knifepoint used to describe a situation in which someone is being threatened by a person with a knife They were robbed at knifepoint. [=someone robbed them while threatening …   Useful english dictionary

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