barlow

noun
bar·​low | \ ˈbär-ˌlō How to pronounce barlow (audio) \

Definition of barlow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a sturdy inexpensive jackknife

Barlow

biographical name
Bar·​low | \ ˈbär-ˌlō How to pronounce Barlow (audio) \

Definition of Barlow (Entry 2 of 2)

Joel 1754–1812 American poet and diplomat

First Known Use of barlow

Noun

1779, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barlow

Noun

Barlow, family of 18th century English knife makers

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“Barlow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barlow. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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