pocketknife


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pock·et·knife

 (pŏk′ĭt-nīf′)
n.
A small knife with blades or a blade that can fold into the handle when not in use.

pocketknife

(ˈpɒkɪtˌnaɪf)
n, pl -knives
(Tools) a small knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle; penknife

pock•et•knife

(ˈpɒk ɪtˌnaɪf)

n., pl. -knives.
a knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle, suitable for carrying in the pocket.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pocketknife - a knife with a blade that folds into the handlepocketknife - 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
Translations
žepni nož

pocketknife

[ˈpɒkɪtnaɪf] N (pocketknives (pl)) → navaja f

pocketknife

[ˈpɒkɪtnaɪf] n (-knives (pl)) → temperino
References in classic literature ?
Tom sprang at him and drove his pocketknife into him two or three times before the boys could snatch him away and give the wounded lad a chance to escape.
I have a small pocketknife which they overlooked when they searched me," and in this way he succeeded in ridding himself of the ape-man's attentions that he might find and open his little knife and cut the thong which fastened the pouch about Chulk's shoulder, and transfer it from his waist band to the breast of his shirt.
The Russian had already drawn a pocketknife from his trousers, and was weakly attempting to open it.
The contents of the boy's pockets naturally made a larger heap, and included marbles, a ball of string, an electric torch, a magnet, a small catapult, and, of course, a large pocketknife, almost to be described as a small tool box, a complex apparatus on which he seemed disposed to linger, pointing out that it included a pair of nippers, a tool for punching holes in wood, and, above all, an instrument for taking stones out of a horse's hoof.
There are several very good reasons to carry a pocketknife, even if in addition to your self-defense carry.
Opinel is a small French company whose classic knife design has remained basically unchanged since 1890, when the Opinel family developed its first pocketknife.
During his bond hearing last October, prosecutors said that when officers tried to arrest him, Thomas held a pocketknife to his own throat, refusing officers instructions to drop the knife.
30 on Sunday evening while he was in the road outside the building with his flatmate having a discussion when at one point the second man drew out his pocketknife, stabbed him with it injuring his back and fled.
Cases often separated in the chamber, and many an early Springfield trapdoor has a chamber scarred by a pocketknife.
A salesman, who attacked an immigration officer with a pocketknife after he caught him placing massage cards on windshields of cars, has been jailed for three months.
God and the scouts had other ideas: They handed me a crisp khaki uniform, a pocketknife, and an invitation to spend the summer in the woods.
An artillery shell fragment, pocketknife, percussion caps, and friction primers (recovered from the monument site during construction of the memorial) were also enclosed as reminders of what had occurred there in 1863.