switchblade

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switch·blade

 (swĭch′blād′)
n.
A pocketknife having a spring-operated blade that opens instantly when a release on the handle is pressed. Also called switchblade knife, switch knife.

switchblade

(ˈswɪtʃˌbleɪd) or

switchblade knife

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) US and Canadian a knife with a retractable blade that springs out when a button is pressed
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): flick knife

switch•blade

(ˈswɪtʃˌbleɪd)

n.
a pocketknife, the blade of which is held by a spring and can be released suddenly, as by pressing a button. Also called switch′blade knife′.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.switchblade - a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a buttonswitchblade - a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
pocket knife, pocketknife - a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket
Translations
springkniv
stiletti

switchblade

[ˈswɪtʃˌbleɪd] N (US) → navaja f de muelle or de resorte

switchblade

[ˈswɪtʃbleɪd] n (= knife) → cran m d'arrêt

switchblade

[ˈswɪtʃˌbleɪd] n (also switchblade knife) → coltello a scatto
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