switchblade knife


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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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When I was a pup, I had a switchblade knife my dad brought home from the orient.
Historic James Dean memorabilia including his switchblade knife from "Rebel Without a Cause," 1955 (estimate $5,000-$7,000); a pastel portrait with an inscription in Dean's own hand (estimate $3,000-$5,000); and a high school yearbook signed by Dean (estimate $1,500-$2,000);