Bowie-knife



a heavy sheath knife having a long, single-edged blade.
Historical Examples

The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
In the Carquinez Woods Bret Harte
The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
Village Life in America 1852-1872 Caroline Cowles Richards
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
The Mormon Prophet and His Harem C.V. Waite
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
Lord Montagu’s Page G. P. R. James
Jack Harkaway in New York Bracebridge Hemyng

noun
a stout hunting knife with a short hilt and a guard for the hand

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