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  1. switchblade, switchblade knife, flick-knife, flick knifenoun

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


  1. switchbladenoun

    A folding knife with a blade which opens automatically (under spring pressure) when a button is pressed.


  1. Switchblade

    A switchblade is a type of knife with a folding or sliding blade contained in the handle which is opened automatically by a spring when a button, lever, or switch on the handle or bolster is activated. A manually operated safety device fitted to most switchblades prevents the blade from opening in the event the button is accidentally pressed. Most switchblade designs incorporate a locking blade, in which the blade is locked against closure when the spring extends the blade to the fully opened position. The blade is unlocked by manually operating a mechanism that unlocks the blade and allows it to be folded and locked in the closed position. The switchblade or automatic knife is thought to have originated as a response to demands for a convenient pocket knife that could be opened with only one hand. With the advent of mass production, which enabled folding knives to be produced at lower cost, distribution of such knives became much more widespread, with some manufacturers turning out thousands of automatic knives annually. While not as popular as traditional pocket or folding knives, the switchblade enjoyed a devoted if modest continuing popularity as a general utility knife.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of switchblade in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of switchblade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Andrew Alperstein:

    Baltimore City has a law that says it's not only illegal to have a switchblade, but it's also illegal to have a spring-action knife.

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