pocket knife

Definitions of pocket knife
  1. noun
    a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket
    synonyms: pocketknife
    see moresee less
    types:
    clasp knife, jackknife
    a large knife with one or more folding blades
    penknife
    a small pocketknife; originally used to cut quill pens
    flick knife, flick-knife, switchblade, switchblade knife
    a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
    type of:
    knife
    edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week