follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

pocketknife

[pok-it-nahyf] /ˈpɒk ɪtˌnaɪf/
noun, plural pocketknives.
1.
a knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle, suitable for carrying in the pocket.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; pocket + knife
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for pocket knives

pocketknife

/ˈpɒkɪtˌnaɪf/
noun (pl) -knives
1.
a small knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle; penknife
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pocketknife

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pocket

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pocket knives