Definition of Swiss army knife in English:

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Swiss army knife

(also Swiss army penknife)


trademark in the UK
A penknife incorporating several blades and other tools such as scissors and screwdrivers.
Example sentences
  • You'll need to scrape out his hooves twice a day, and not with that tool on a Swiss army knife if you're fond of your fingertips.
  • Nervously, he reached into his pocket and pulled out his Swiss army knife and opened the blade.
  • Craft scissors, surgical scissors, sewing scissors, corkscrews, Swiss army knives and bottle openers, all available at unbeatable prices!

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