bowie knife

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bowie knife \Bow"ie knife`\
   A knife with a strong blade from ten to fifteen inches long,
   and double-edged near the point; -- used as a hunting knife,
   and formerly as a weapon in the southwestern part of the
   United States. It was named from its inventor, Colonel James
   Bowie. Also, by extension, any large sheath knife.
   [1913 Webster]
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