flick knife


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flick knife

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a knife with a retractable blade that springs out when a button is pressed. US and Canadian word: switchblade

flick knife

switchblade
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flick knife - a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a buttonflick knife - 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

flick knife

n (Brit) → Klappmesser nt, → Schnappmesser nt

flick knife

n (Brit) → coltello a serramanico
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Clarke was using a "zombie knife" - banned 12 days before the stabbings in August last year - and Mombele had a flick knife.
He threatened them with a flick knife and told them to get into a car.
A MAN who frightened his neighbours by waving a flick knife at them has been jailed.
A "NOVELTY" flick knife and lighter in a man's glove box put him at risk of prison after a routine police stop.
He is also accused of assaulting a woman who was with the victim and possessing an offensive weapon, a flick knife.
He then went out, taking a flick knife and baton with him, before getting into a taxi, driven by Mr Pearson.
They had three suitcases and in one of them staff found a throwing star and a flick knife.
The flick knife used was found in the lavatory bowl, the jury was told.
According to police reports, the soldiers became involved in a violent brawl with the holidaymakers, with the altercation leading to Collins being stabbed with a flick knife and succumbing to his injuries just minutes later.
We've got a rhino horn here at the moment, we've had eggshells, a flick knife that was disguised as a pastry brush as well as kids' toys and various weapons like knuckle dusters and swords.
Given a suspended sentence for possessing a knuckleduster and a flick knife he complained that being made to wear a high visibility jacket while doing community payback work led to "humiliation and embarrassment".
I went to Hearsall Secondary Modern and having a pen knife with a blade longer than two inches, a flick knife, knuckle duster or cut-throat razor was the quickest way to get caned by Headmaster Clemson.