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knife-edge definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a narrow boundary; "he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity"

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1818 1. a sharp wedge of steel or other hard material used as a fulcrum for a lever beam in a precision instrument 2. a sharp narrow knifelike edge

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. Knife-edge file. See Illust. of File.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also knife edge 1. To be on a knife-edge means to be in a situation in which nobody knows what is going to happen next, or in which one thing is just as likely to happen as another. (mainly BRIT) The game is poised on a knife-edge. One mistake or one piece of good luck could decide it. PHRASE: oft v-link PHR 2. You can use knife-edge to refer to something that is very exciting or tense because you do not know what is going to happen next. (mainly BRIT) Tonight's knife-edge vote could be uncomfortably close. ADJ: ADJ n



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