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bow·ie knife(bō′ē, bo͞o′ē)
A single-edged steel hunting knife, about 15 inches (38 centimeters) in length, having a hilt and a crosspiece.
[After James Bowie.]
(Tools) a stout hunting knife with a short hilt and a guard for the hand
[C19: named after Jim Bowie, who popularized it]
bow′ie knife`(ˈboʊ i, ˈbu i)
a heavy sheath knife having a long, single-edged blade.
[1830–40, Amer.; after James Bowie]