flick knife

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flick knife (plural flick knives)

  1. (British, Ireland) 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.
    Synonyms: switchblade, flicky
  2. A type of folding knife, which with a flick of the wrist, using the momentum generated, can open the knife out straight.
    Hypernym: folding knife
    Hyponym: gravity knife