bowie knife(redirected from Bowie-knife)
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a stout hunting knife with a short hilt and a guard for the hand
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throwing weapon invented by James or Rezin Bowie, frontiersmen in Texas. [Am. Folklore: EB, II: 207]
See: Wild West
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