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barlow

[bahr-loh] /ˈbɑr loʊ/
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
a large pocketknife with one blade.
Also called barlow knife.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism; after a family of Sheffield cutlers named Barlow, who are alleged to have produced a knife of this type before 1700
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