pocketknife

noun
pock·​et·​knife | \ ˈpä-kət-ˌnīf How to pronounce pocketknife (audio) \

Definition of pocketknife

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

Examples of pocketknife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Michael Poirkoff, executive chef of The Maker Hotel in Hudson, New York, his favorite pocketknife opens up a world culinary possibility in the great outdoors. Jenna Adrian-diaz, Vogue, 21 June 2021 The suspect eventually turned over a pocketknife to officers and agreed to be taken to the hospital for evaluation. cleveland, 4 June 2021 Royce was accused of stealing a BB gun, pocketknife and a diamond wheel. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 May 2021 Sheskey and two other Kenosha officers were trying to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant when a pocketknife fell from his pants during a scuffle. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2021 Police believe the suspect tackled the manager, then used a pocketknife to stab the manager three times in the arm and upper torso. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, 19 Mar. 2021 In the movie version, Fox's wife, played by Helen Mirren, was about as useful as a dull pocketknife. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, 29 Apr. 2021 Sheskey and two other Kenosha officers were trying to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant when a pocketknife fell from his pants during a scuffle. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2021 Another fact: The Bryant police shooting happened just shortly after Nyaira Givens, 13, was killed in a fight with another 13-year-old girl armed with a pocketknife in Winton Hills, Ohio. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of pocketknife

1676, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pocketknife was in 1676

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“Pocketknife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pocketknife. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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pocketknife

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pocketknife

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

pocketknife

noun
pock·​et·​knife | \ ˈpä-kət-ˌnīf How to pronounce pocketknife (audio) \
plural pocketknives\ -​ˌnīvz \

Kids Definition of pocketknife

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

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