pocketknife

[ pok-it-nahyf ]
/ ˈpɒk ɪtˌnaɪf /

noun, plural pock·et·knives.

a knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle, suitable for carrying in the pocket.

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Origin of pocketknife

First recorded in 1720–30; pocket + knife
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British Dictionary definitions for pocketknife

pocketknife
/ (ˈpɒkɪtˌnaɪf) /

noun plural -knives

a small knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle; penknife
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