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Noun: switchblade  'swich,bleyd
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: flick knife)
  1. A pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
    - switchblade knife [N. Amer], flick-knife [Brit], flick knife [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: switchblades

Type of: pocket knife, pocketknife

Encyclopedia: Switchblade