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barlow

[ bahr-loh ]
/ ˈbɑr loʊ /
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noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
a large pocketknife with one blade.
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Also called barlow knife .

Origin of barlow

1770–80, Americanism; after a family of Sheffield cutlers named Barlow, who are alleged to have produced a knife of this type before 1700

Other definitions for barlow (2 of 2)

Barlow
[ bahr-loh ]
/ ˈbɑr loʊ /

noun
Joel, 1754–1812, U.S. poet and diplomat.
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