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.
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.
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.
Deputy from the Republican People's Party (CHP) Mahmut Tanal stated that the prosecutors did not find anything even a pocketknife in the companies of Koza ypek Holding but they reacted to companies as if they are terrorist organizations.
who stabbed him with a pocketknife he had in his possession.
My pocketknife fetish pretty much peaks out at traditional folders.
The Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal later overturned his conviction, holding that Castillolopez' pocketknife didn't meet the statutory definition of an illegally-carried 'dirk' or 'dagger' because it didn't have a locking mechanism.
When a school official discovered a pocketknife in Atiya Haynes' purse, the 17-year-old gave two very good reasons for why she had violated the district's zero tolerance weapons policy: necessity and negligence.
Officers even recovered a pocketknife with what appeared to be covered with dried blood.
A 59-year-old resident of the Oregon Coast faces a felony assault charge for allegedly beating a man with a stick and stabbing him with a pocketknife, Lane County sheriff's officials said.
Kimbrough previously was a deputy chancellor at the Texas A&M University System, where he made headlines in 2011 by taking out his pocketknife and showing it to senior staff when his position was eliminated.