switchblade knife
noun see switchblade

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • switchblade (knife) — ☆ switchblade (knife) or switchblade [switch′blād΄ ] n. a large jackknife that snaps open when a release button on the handle is pressed * * * …   Universalium

  • switchblade (knife) — ☆ switchblade (knife) or switchblade [switch′blād΄ ] n. a large jackknife that snaps open when a release button on the handle is pressed …   English World dictionary

  • switchblade (knife) — ☆ switchblade (knife) or switchblade [switch′blād΄ ] n. a large jackknife that snaps open when a release button on the handle is pressed …   English World dictionary

  • switchblade knife — noun a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button • Syn: ↑switchblade, ↑flick knife, ↑flick knife • Hypernyms: ↑pocketknife, ↑pocket knife * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Switchblade — A switchblade (also known as automatic knife, switch, or in British English flick knife) is a type of knife with a folding or sliding blade contained in the handle which is opened by a spring when a button or lever on the grip is… …   Wikipedia

  • knife — Synonyms and related words: ax, barong, bayonet, blade, bolo, bowie, bowie knife, cold steel, cut, cutlery, cutter, dagger, dining utensils, dirk, edge tool, edge tools, flat silver, flatware, forks, gravity knife, hollow ware, impale, knives,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • switchblade — noun a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button • Syn: ↑switchblade knife, ↑flick knife, ↑flick knife • Hypernyms: ↑pocketknife, ↑pocket knife …   Useful english dictionary

  • switchblade — noun Date: 1932 a pocketknife having the blade spring operated so that pressure on a release catch causes it to fly open called also switchblade knife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • switchblade — /swich blayd /, n. a pocketknife, the blade of which is held by a spring and can be released suddenly, as by pressing a button. Also called switchblade knife. [1905 10; SWITCH + BLADE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Knife legislation — is legislation regarding knives. Having the potential to be used as offensive weapons, carrying knives in public is forbidden by law in many countries. Exceptions may be made for hunting knives, and for knives used for work related purposes (e.g …   Wikipedia

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