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barlow

[bahr-loh]
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noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. a large pocketknife with one blade.
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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.

Barlow

[bahr-loh]
noun
  1. Joel,1754–1812, U.S. poet and diplomat.
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