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choil Line breaks: choil
Pronunciation: /tʃɔɪl/

Definition of choil in English:


The end of a knife’s cutting edge which is nearer to the handle.
Example sentences
  • When gripped with all fingers below the finger choil more weight shifts to the blade, and the knife can be used for some serious hacking.
  • The choil is sloped, and the top edge of the blade is ramped to accommodate the trademark round hole, and has deep cut notches which give exceptional grip.
  • Those knurled wheels on the back of the choil also serve to improve purchase.


Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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