knife, especially a large knife
Dagger of old; Snick's partner; Blade of yore; Bygone blade; Old
2 times a year
phrase ‘snick or snee’ (and variations: stick or
snee, snick-a-snee, and snickersnee) is an archaic phrase whose
most famous usage was probably in a Gilbert and Sullivan comic
never shall I
Forget the cry,
Or the shriek that shrieked
As I gnashed my teeth,
When from its sheath
drew my snickersnee!
origin of the phrase is apparently from a couple of Dutch words –
steken, meaning to thrust or stick, and snijden,
meaning to cut.