Dirk knife
Dirk Dirk, n. [Ir. duirc.] A kind of dagger or poniard; -- formerly much used by the Scottish Highlander. [1913 Webster]

{Dirk knife}, a clasp knife having a large, dirklike blade. [1913 Webster]


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