joktaleg

[jok-tuh-leg]

jockteleg

or jok·ta·leg

[jok-tuh-leg]
noun British Dialect.
  1. a large clasp knife or pocketknife; jackknife.

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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