pocketknife

noun pock·et·knife \ ˈpä-kət-ˌnīf \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of pocketknife

: a knife that has one or more blades that fold into the handle and that can be carried in the pocket

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POCKETKNIFE Defined for English Language Learners

pocketknife

Definition of pocketknife for English Language Learners

  • : a small knife that has one or more blades that fold into the handle


POCKETKNIFE Defined for Kids

pocketknife

noun pock·et·knife \ ˈpä-kət-ˌnīf \

Definition of pocketknife for Students

plural pocketknives \-ˌnīvz\
: a small knife that has one or more blades that fold into the handle


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