Definition of clasp knife in English:

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clasp knife

Pronunciation: /ˈklasp ˈˌnīf/

noun

A knife with a blade that folds into the handle.
Example sentences
  • It was a clasp knife with a broken hasp and it swung open with the sound of a cockroach's shell crunching underfoot.
  • Abruptly, I remember the stranger's last words, and dig into my pocket, drawing forth the clasp knife, wordlessly holding it out for her.
  • Being thus provided with an opportunity to ruminate it was impossible not to think of the happy recovery of my clasp knife.

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Syllabification: clasp knife

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