flick-knife
noun Date: 1957 British switchblade

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flick-knife — flick knives also flick knife N COUNT A flick knife is a knife with a blade in the handle that springs out when a button is pressed. [BRIT] (in AM, use switchblade) …   English dictionary

  • flick-knife — flick′ knife or flick′ knife n. brit. switchblade • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • flick knife — n BrE a knife with a blade inside the handle that moves quickly into position when you press a button American Equivalent: switchblade …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flick knife — flick ,knife noun count BRITISH a knife whose blade is hidden inside the handle. It comes out very quickly when you push a button on the handle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flick knife — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a knife with a blade that springs out from the handle when a button is pressed …   English terms dictionary

  • flick-knife — [flik′nīf΄] n. Brit. SWITCHBLADE (KNIFE) …   English World dictionary

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

  • flick knife — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flick knife : singular flick knife plural flick knives British a knife whose blade is hidden inside the handle. It comes out very quickly when you push a button on the handle …   English dictionary

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

  • flick-knife — /flik nuyf /, n. Chiefly Brit. switchblade. Also, flick knife. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • flick knife — see flick knife …   English dictionary

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