What does the word penknife mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A small pocketknife.

Usage examples for penknife

  1. Send me a penknife if you please. – John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1 by William Powell Frith
  2. I count my belongings once more- half a penknife, a bunch of keys, but not a farthing. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  3. How, when Jeremiah's prophecies against the sins of Jehoiakim and his people were read before him, he cut the roll with a penknife, and threw it into the fire. – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley