Penknife

A penknife, or pen knife, is a small folding pocket knife, originally used for cutting or sharpening a quill to make a pen nib. Originally, penknives did not necessarily have folding blades, but resembled a scalpel or wood knife by having a short, fixed blade at the end of a long handle. These knives were used for thinning and pointing quills to p...
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penknife

[n] - a small pocketknife
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Penknife

• (n.) A small pocketknife; formerly, a knife used for making and mending quill pens.
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penknife

noun a small pocketknife; originally used to cut quill pens
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Penknife

Pen'knife` noun ; plural Penknives . [ Pen + knife .] A small pocketknife; formerly, a knife used for making and mending quill pens.
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