switchblade

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switch·blade

 (swĭch′blād′)
n.
A pocketknife having a spring-operated blade that opens instantly when a release on the handle is pressed. Also called switchblade knife, switch knife.
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switchblade

(ˈswɪtʃˌbleɪd) or

switchblade knife

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) US and Canadian a knife with a retractable blade that springs out when a button is pressed
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): flick knife
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switch•blade

(ˈswɪtʃˌbleɪd)

n.
a pocketknife, the blade of which is held by a spring and can be released suddenly, as by pressing a button. Also called switch′blade knife′.
[1905–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.switchblade - a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a buttonswitchblade - 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
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Translations
springkniv
stiletti

switchblade

[ˈswɪtʃˌbleɪd] N (US) → navaja f de muelle or de resorte
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

switchblade

[ˈswɪtʃbleɪd] n (= knife) → cran m d'arrêt
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

switchblade

[ˈswɪtʃˌbleɪd] n (also switchblade knife) → coltello a scatto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Charlie Ogilvie, 18, was spotted by police in Prenton while carrying a flickknife with a 7cm blade.