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switchblade knife

[′swich‚blād ′nīf]
(design engineering)
A knife in which the blade is spring-loaded and swings open when released by a pushbutton.
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Having seen various parts of the world from a high cruising altitude, the Switchblade will allow me to take my viewing of the scenery of this beautiful country to low altitudes.
A ground prototype of the Switchblade outperformed a Jaguar XK8 in head-to-head acceleration testing, the company said.
Kirk Flittie, vice president and general manager of AeroVironments unmanned aircraft systems business segment, said, Switchblade is a mature system that delivers unmatched force protection and precision strike capabilities to American forces.
The Switchblade Ace, Deuce, and Quad were on display at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE Demo Expo) in Louisville, Kentucky, and will be showcased at the Water Jet Technology Association Expo (WJTA-IMCA Expo) in New Orleans, LA, early this month.
In the glass-display case, meat cleavers, switchblades, gut hooks, and fillets were seen (to name a few), ranging from Dh150 to more than Dh1,000.
Allied Telesis added that the new product can be combined with multiple SwitchBlade x908 switches, creating a single "virtual core", regardless of physical connections and positions.
GK Machine's Switchblade Scraper is economical and extremely safe to operate.
What really sets this device apart from other laptops is the Switchblade user interface.
Dissidents, who told the newspaper about the incident, said the alleged perpetrator, Dailiana Planchez Torres, used a switchblade and repeatedly stabbed Gonzalez all over her body, almost severing her vocal chords.
Sure enough, in 2009, Congress updated the Federal Switchblade Act of 1958, which had outlawed the importation and interstate trade of spring-loaded "automatic" knives amid a panic about youthful hoodlums based on the fictional violence in West Side Story and movies such as Rebel Without a Cause and The Wild One.
Like Aerovironment's Switchblade, a leading US version of this sort of kamikaze drone, if the drone can't acquire its target, it can be redirected to another mission.
The Cross and the Switchblade / Run Baby Run is a DVD collection of two Christian movies based on true-life events.