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Meaning of KNIFE EDGE

Pronunciation:  nIf ej

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife
  2. [n]  a narrow boundary; "he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity"
 
 Synonyms: cutting edge
 
 See Also: blade, boundary, bounds, edge, edge tool, limit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

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