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clasp knife

n.
A pocketknife with a folding blade.
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clasp knife

n
(Tools) a large knife with one or more blades or other devices folding into the handle
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clasp′ knife`


n.
a large pocket knife having a blade or blades that may be folded into the handle.
[1745–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clasp knife - a large knife with one or more folding blades
pocket knife, pocketknife - a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket
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Translations

clasp knife

nTaschenmesser nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

clasp knife

ncoltello a serramanico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
There were trade watches, clasp knives, amazing assortments of fish-hooks in packages, plug tobacco, matches, and gorgeous strips of cotton for loincloths all around.
Coins, clasp knives and toothbrushes were also found.
These were simple "clasp knives" but many were very ornate, especially those of Viking age Scandinavia.