A large jackknife that snaps open when a release button on the handle is pressed
(UK) A type of knife which has the blade mounted on a pivot so that it can fold back sideways into the handle when not in use, but can flick out straight, usually with a spring-loaded mechanism, when required. Such a knife is almost always used as a weapon.
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