pocketknife
noun Date: 1727 a knife that has one or more blades that fold into the handle and that can be carried in the pocket

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pocketknife — Pock et*knife , n.; pl. { knives}. A knife with one or more blades, which fold into the handle so as to admit of being carried in the pocket. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pocketknife — [päk′it nīf΄] n. pl. pocketknives [päk′itnīvz΄] a small knife with a blade or blades that fold into the handle …   English World dictionary

  • pocketknife — /pok it nuyf /, n., pl. pocketknives. a knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle, suitable for carrying in the pocket. [1720 30; POCKET + KNIFE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pocketknife — noun A small knife whose blades or tools can fold in its handle, and thereby be safely stowed in one’s pocket. Syn: penknife …   Wiktionary

  • pocketknife — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. jackknife, blade, penknife; see knife …   English dictionary for students

  • pocketknife — see pocket knife …   English dictionary

  • pocketknife — pock·et·knife || pÉ‘kɪtknaɪf / pÉ’k n. small knife which can be carried in the pocket …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pocketknife — noun a penknife …   English new terms dictionary

  • pocketknife — n jackknife, clasp knife, penknife, folding knife, Swiss Army knife; switchblade …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pocketknife — pock•et•knife [[t]ˈpɒk ɪtˌnaɪf[/t]] n. pl. knives a knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle, suitable for carrying in the pocket …   From formal English to slang

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