barlow

[ bahr-loh ]
/ ˈbɑr loʊ /
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noun South Midland and Southern U.S.

a large pocketknife with one blade.

Nearby words

  1. barley sugar,
  2. barley water,
  3. barley wine,
  4. barley-bree,
  5. barleycorn,
  6. barlow's disease,
  7. barlow, joel,
  8. barm,
  9. barm cake,
  10. barmaid

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 ]
/ ˈbɑr loʊ /

noun

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