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folding knife

[ fohl-ding nahyf ]
/ ˈfoʊl dɪŋ ˈnaɪf /
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noun

a large pocketknife having a blade or blades that may be folded into the handle.

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Also called clasp knife [klasp-nahyf, klahsp] /ˈklæsp ˌnaɪf, ˈklɑsp/ .

Origin of folding knife

First recorded in 1745–55
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