Swiss Army knife


a folding pocketknife with many blades and attachments.
{originally designed for the Swiss Army}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Swiss army knife — a small knife with blades and other tools, such as a nail file and corkscrew, all folding into the handle. [ < Swiss Army, a trademark] * * * ▪ pocketknife       multibladed pocketknife that evolved from knives issued to Swiss soldiers beginning… …   Universalium

  • Swiss army knife — cvb Swiss′ ar′my knife n. a small knife with blades and other tools, such as a nail file and corkscrew, all folding into the handle • Etymology: < Swiss Army, a trademark …   From formal English to slang

  • Swiss Army knife — noun A brand of multi function pocket knife or multitool, having a blade and various tools, such as screwdrivers and can openers …   Wiktionary

  • Swiss army knife — UK / US 1) trademark a small knife with several blades and tools that you can fold away into the handle when you are not using them 2) a method or system that deals with situations of all types …   English dictionary

  • Swiss army knife — n. type of pocketknife that has different blades and various tools (such as screwdrivers, can opener, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Swiss (disambiguation) — Swiss is the adjectival form for the current European country of Switzerland (or the preceding Old Swiss Confederacy)Swiss may also refer to: * the Swiss (people) * Swiss German, the dialects of Alemannic German spoken in parts of Switzerland *… …   Wikipedia

  • Knife — A knife is a handheld sharp edged instrument consisting of handle attached to a blade used for cutting. The knife is a tool that can be used as a weapon. Its origins date as far back as two and a half million years ago, as evidenced by the… …   Wikipedia

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