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
Also called barlow knife.


  1. Joel,1754–1812, U.S. poet and diplomat. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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