folding knife

[ fohl-ding nahyf ]

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

Origin of folding knife

First recorded in 1745–55
  • Also called clasp knife [klasp-nahyf, klahsp] /ˈklæsp ˌnaɪf, ˈklɑsp/ .

Words Nearby folding knife Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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