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bowie knife

[boh-ee, boo-ee] /ˈboʊ i, ˈbu i/
noun
1.
a heavy sheath knife having a long, single-edged blade.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; named after James Bowie, for whom the knife was designed, either by James or his brother Rezin P. Bowie (1793-1841)
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British Dictionary definitions for bowie-knife

bowie knife

/ˈbəʊɪ/
noun
1.
a stout hunting knife with a short hilt and a guard for the hand
Word Origin
C19: named after Jim Bowie, who popularized it
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Word Origin and History for bowie-knife

bowie knife

1827, named for its inventor, U.S. fighter and frontiersman Col. James "Jim" Bowie (1799-1836), and properly pronounced "boo-ee."

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