switchblade knife

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Synonyms for switchblade knife

a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button

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The first Ralph design to blast off the Meyerco assembly line is an automatic switchblade knife dubbed the 18-XRAY.
Then he pulled a big, cheap switchblade knife, and offered to relieve us of our pocket money.
Although he finds some of this in a girlfriend, a hero worshipper and one true buddy, Jim must still prove himself to his peers in switchblade knife fights and "chickie" games in which cars race towards a seaside cliff.
Shortly thereafter, a young blonde man between 18 and 22 took out a switchblade knife and opened it in front of the security guard.
Among the devices used to make immediate comprehension nearly impossible we find foreign and rare words (this reviewer, a native speaker of German, needed a dictionary to understand some of the expressions), unusual compounds, some of considerable length (for instance, the short poem on page 48 has schlundpinkeln, zeitbaubetrieb, madonnenpisse, falschmarzipan, spahpflicht, halsanemonen, and buchstabiergewicht), arbitrary punning and wordplay (in the title poem: "wenn eine [belladonna] nicht bellt, wird sie gleich fur den hund gehalten"), and extravagant metaphors, as when the poet watches her words, perceiving them as "sweetened fish, thrashing between her teeth, takes her switchblade knife to slit the air-bladders of her speech, which now sinks slowly."
I picked it up and realised it was a stiletto switchblade knife - officially outlawed in Britain since the Teddy Boy era in the 1950s.
roaming the streets with switchblade knife," he declared.
Silva, 17, of 45 Wellington St., Worcester, charged with attempting to commit a crime (breaking and entering into a vehicle in the daytime with intent to commit a felony) and carrying a dangerous weapon (switchblade knife), continued to Jan.
When I was a pup, I had a switchblade knife my dad brought home from the orient.