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or jok·ta·leg

noun British Dialect.
  1. a large clasp knife or pocketknife; jackknife.
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Origin of jockteleg

1665–75; orig. Scots; first attested as jackteleg, perhaps with Jack, Jock and leg, alluding to knife handles carved in the form of a leg
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Historical Examples of jockteleg

  • I had a cutlass, a jockteleg (or smuggler's sheaf-knife), and a pair of brass-mounted pistols ready swung in my leathern belt.

    Tales of Our Coast

    S. R. Crockett