noun pen·knife \ˈpen-ˌnīf\

: a small knife with a folding blade

Full Definition of PENKNIFE

:  a small pocketknife usually with only one blade

Origin of PENKNIFE

Middle English; from its original use for mending quill pens
First Known Use: 15th century
PENKNIFE Defined for Kids


noun pen·knife \ˈpen-ˌnīf\
plural pen·knives \-ˌnīvz\

Definition of PENKNIFE for Kids

:  a small jackknife


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