clasp knife


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clasp knife

n.
A pocketknife with a folding blade.

clasp knife

n
(Tools) a large knife with one or more blades or other devices folding into the handle

clasp′ knife`


n.
a large pocket knife having a blade or blades that may be folded into the handle.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clasp knife - a large knife with one or more folding blades
pocket knife, pocketknife - a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket
Translations

clasp knife

nTaschenmesser nt

clasp knife

ncoltello a serramanico
References in classic literature ?
He took a potato, drew out his clasp knife, cut the potato into two equal halves on the palm of his hand, sprinkled some salt on it from the rag, and handed it to Pierre.
A native of Oldmeldrum, Booth had gone on a drunken rampage, threatening his wife with a clasp knife, believing that she had been unfaithful to him.
To this day I have never discovered or been able to make up my mind whether Bugsy regarded the clasp knife as part of his essential rugby equipment, to go with his white flybags and shirt, or whether - more likely - he had found the knife on the field since the Territorial Army used it for exercises.