Definition of choil in English:

choil

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Pronunciation: /tʃɔɪl
 
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noun

  • The end of a knife’s cutting edge which is nearer to the handle.
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    • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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