barlow knife

barlow

[bahr-loh]
noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
a large pocketknife with one blade.
Also called barlow knife.


Origin:
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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