a pocketknife, the blade of which is held by a spring and can be released suddenly, as by pressing a button.
(US & Canadian) a knife with a retractable blade that springs out when a button is pressed
noun, Electricity. 1. a structural unit on which are mounted switches and instruments necessary to complete telephone circuits manually. 2. Also called lightboard. a panel of switches, dimmers, etc., for controlling the lighting on a stage or in an auditorium. noun 1. an installation in a telephone exchange, office, hotel, etc, at which the interconnection […]
noun 1. See under cane (def 5). noun 1. a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick. 2. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, and certain palms. 3. a plant having such a stem. 4. split rattan woven or interlaced for […]
noun 1. a slender, flexible shoot, rod, etc., used especially in whipping or disciplining. 2. an act of whipping or beating with or as with such an object; a stroke, lash, or whisking movement. 3. a slender growing shoot, as of a plant. 4. a hairpiece consisting of a bunch or tress of long hair […]
- Switched multimegabit data service
networking (SMDS) An emerging high-speed datagram-based public data network service developed by Bellcore and expected to be widely used by telephone companies as the basis for their data networks. See also Metropolitan Area Network. (1997-01-31)