pocket knife

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Noun1.pocket knife - a knife with a blade that folds into the handlepocket knife - a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket
clasp knife, jackknife - a large knife with one or more folding blades
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
penknife - a small pocketknife; originally used to cut quill pens
flick knife, flick-knife, switchblade, switchblade knife - a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
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Then the minister, taking out a pocket-knife, showed it to Silas, and asked him if he knew where he had left that knife?
They had strayed a long way off the path, and the jungle was so thick with bushes and creepers and vines that sometimes they could hardly move at all, and the Doctor had to take out his pocket-knife and cut his way along.
The children's studies were under the direction of a poor devil employed at the town-hall, who sharpened his pocket-knife on his boots and was famous for his penmanship.
Neither are picturesque lazzaroni or romantic criminals half so frequent as your common labourer, who gets his own bread and eats it vulgarly but creditably with his own pocket-knife.
He must be very fond of her, for he gives her one day his chiefest treasure, to wit, a huge pocket-knife with four rusty blades and a corkscrew, which latter has a knack of working itself out in some mysterious manner and sticking into its owner's leg.
He strolled round it once or twice, and then attacked the shutters with his pocket-knife, reinforced presently by a wooden stake he found conveniently near.
Then Harris tried to open the tin with a pocket-knife, and broke the knife and cut himself badly; and George tried a pair of scissors, and the scissors flew up, and nearly put his eye out.
As they did not wish to land in this place the boy cut the rope with his pocket-knife and set the fish free, just in time to prevent the raft from grounding.
So's the whole toe," he said, drawing his pocket-knife and opening a blade.