pocketknife

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noun pock·et·knife \ˈpä-kət-ˌnīf\

Definition of pocketknife

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

1676

First Known Use of pocketknife

1676


POCKETKNIFE Defined for English Language Learners

pocketknife

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noun pock·et·knife \ˈpä-kət-ˌnīf\

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

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noun pock·et·knife \ˈpä-kət-ˌnīf\

Definition of pocketknife for Students

plural

pocketknives

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



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