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bowie knife

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noun bow·ie knife \ˈbü-ē-, ˈbō-\

Definition of bowie knife

  1. :  a stout single-edged hunting knife with part of the back edge curved concavely to a point and sharpened



Origin and Etymology of bowie knife

James Bowie


First Known Use: 1836


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