bowie knife

bow·​ie knife | \ ˈbü-ē- How to pronounce bowie knife (audio) , ˈbō- How to pronounce bowie knife (audio) \

Definition of bowie knife

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

Examples of bowie knife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adams recklessly tossed aside his rifle and jumped down a bank to chase the wolf with his bowie knife. Gary Kamiya,, 7 July 2018 During a mob scene, Thumbelina stabs one of the movie’s villains with a bowie knife before jumping on a table and mowing down the police with a machine gun. Matthew Sedacca, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bowie knife

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bowie knife

James Bowie

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“Bowie knife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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