choil

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Unknown; originally a dialectal term from Sheffield.

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choil (plural choils)

  1. An unsharpened portion of a knife blade at the base of the blade, near the handle of the knife.
  2. The region of a knife where such a portion is, or would be if it existed; the region may be arranged as a grip, guard, or combination thereof (a finger choil), or it may be a notch demarking the end of the sharpened edge (a sharpening choil).
    This knife's large finger choil helps compensate for the short handle.
    1. (on fixed-blade knives) The portion where the heel meets the bolster.
    2. (on folding knives) The indentation of a pocket-knife blade where it joins the tang.

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choil m

  1. Lenited form of coil.