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jockteleg

or joktaleg

[jok-tuh-leg] /ˈdʒɒk təˌlɛg/
noun, British Dialect.
1.
a large clasp knife or pocketknife; jackknife.
Origin of jockteleg
1665-1675
1665-75; orig. Scots; first attested as jackteleg, perhaps with Jack, Jock and leg, alluding to knife handles carved in the form of a leg
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  • I had a cutlass, a jockteleg (or smuggler's sheaf-knife), and a pair of brass-mounted pistols ready swung in my leathern belt.

    Tales of Our Coast S. R. Crockett

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