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penknife Line breaks: pen|knife
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnnʌɪf/

Definition of penknife in English:

noun (plural penknives)

A small knife with a blade which folds into the handle.
Example sentences
  • A sharp implement (a penknife or small screwdriver blade) driven into the timber would have had little resistance on entry or removal.
  • The washbag should only contain absolute musts and with the current climate no scissors, razor blades, penknives, etc unless you want them confiscated.
  • Some people do happen to have things like penknives in their pocket when they come into court.

Words that rhyme with penknife

jackknife • paperknife
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