Meaning of “clasp knife” in the English Dictionary


"clasp knife" in English

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clasp knifenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklɑːsp ˌnaɪf/ us /ˈklæsp ˌnaɪf/ UK US pocketknife

Examples from literature

  • A horn-handled clasp knife was lying in a pool of blood beside him. 
  • All carried clasp knives for cutting their food with, when serving in the field. 
  • From his leather belt hung a huge clasp knife and two small pistols. 
  • He opened and closed his clasp knife and was silent for several minutes. 
  • He took out his clasp knife, and after stripping off the papery outer shell, cut the onion into thick dewy slices. 

(Definition of “clasp knife” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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