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pocketknife

[ pok-it-nahyf ]
/ ˈpɒk ɪtˌnaɪf /
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noun, plural pock·et·knives.

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

RELATED WORDS

knife, switchblade, penknife

Nearby words

pocketbike, pocketbook, pocketed calculus, pocketful, pocketing, pocketknife, pockies, pockmark, pockmarked, pocky, poco

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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