[ bahr-loh ]

nounSouth Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. a large pocketknife with one blade.

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 .

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Other definitions for Barlow (2 of 2)

[ bahr-loh ]

  1. Joel, 1754–1812, U.S. poet and diplomat. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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