clasp knife

noun

Definition of clasp knife

: pocketknife especially : a large one-bladed folding knife having a catch to hold the blade open

First Known Use of clasp knife

1734, in the meaning defined above

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“Clasp knife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clasp%20knife. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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