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clasp knife

a large pocket knife having a blade or blades that may be folded into the handle.
Origin of clasp knife
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He showed them, clean, the nails kept short by a little file that folded out of his clasp knife.
  • The host poured the coffee and cut up the loaf with his clasp knife.
British Dictionary definitions for clasp knife

clasp knife

a large knife with one or more blades or other devices folding into the handle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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