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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]