Origin of bowie knife
Examples from the Web for bowie knife
Within was found another case, which was pried open with the point of the general's bowie-knife.The Golden Fleece|Julian Hawthorne
There are a couple of guns there, but of course they would not be any good, although the bowie-knife hanging by them would.A Visit to Java|W. Basil Worsfold
She sent forth hordes to mob printing-presses, overawe the ballot-box, substitute the bowie-knife and revolver for the civil law.The Secret Service.|Albert D. Richardson
I mean that before you could draw that bowie-knife, you wear down your back, I'd cut you into shingles.The Octoroon|Dion Boucicault
To the left of his belt hangs a bowie-knife, to the right a revolver.
British Dictionary definitions for bowie knife
Word Origin for bowie knife
Word Origin and History for bowie knife
1827, named for its inventor, U.S. fighter and frontiersman Col. James "Jim" Bowie (1799-1836), and properly pronounced "boo-ee."